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The School of Nisibis and later the School of Edessa became centers of learning and transmission of classical wisdom. Lewis, in bsoas 1950 ; S. One grandson of Hisham, Abd al-Rahman I, survived and established a kingdom in Al-Andalus Moorish Iberia , proclaiming his family to be the Umayyad Caliphate revived. Little by little, Sevilla united southern Al-Andalus under its aegis, of Granada and Málaga. Nonetheless the new religion penetrated deeply, to the point where conversions were discouraged since they might have been motivated by avoiding taxes, rather than true belief, and choosing a religion should override such economic concerns. This is not to say that the Umayyad caliphate was not unmarred by degeneracy and downright cruelty.

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The Umayyad Caliphate

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Just as the western caliphate had declared its independence of Abbasid Baghdad, Spanish Jewry began to assert its independence of the Babylonian academies and the. Afterwards, however, the internal debilitation of the kingdom of enabled him to restore his predominance on the peninsula by political means. I was just stating my understanding of the whole subject, but would love to know more. They also built some of the most revered buildings of Islamic history including the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. Thus, one big difference between the two dynasties lies in their orientation towards the sea and land.

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The new understanding by the religious and political leadership led in many cases to a weakening or breakdown of the social and religious structures of parallel religious communities such as Christians and Jews. During the Golden Age, the major Islamic capital cities of Baghdad, Cairo, and Córdoba became the main intellectual centers for science, philosophy, medicine, and education. Sometimes it was carried in great caravans or sea vessels traversing vast trade networks on land and sea, and other times it was transferred through military conquest and the work of missionaries. Walīd ii 743 , the son of Yazīd ii, embarked on a project of diverting the Jordan for irrigation purposes, but the project came to an abrupt end when a landslide caused the death of some of the workers; Walīd was then assassinated by his opponents. Before the advent of paper, papyrus and parchment were used for writing.


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That forgiveness and leniency is what helped to establish the new administrative structure the Umayyads were building. So the Umayyad caliphate was essentially a hereditary dynasty. Arnold, The Caliphate 1924 , 7—22, 57—58; J. The Umayyad house was one of the major clans of the Quraysh tribe. The Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties can be compared: culturally, through religious tolerations and cultural blending; politically, through bureaucracy and misuse of government powers; and economically, through trade and advancements of technology. With this, they lost their power to Muawiyah, the founder of the Umayyad Dynasty. During the rule of the Umayyads, Ereẓ Israel was the scene of construction and development projects.

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The Umayyad Caliphate (661

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Even Shemuel, Midreshei Ge'ullah 1954 2 , 193. While the capital of the Islamic world under Umayyad Dynasty was Damascus, the capital of Syria, it shifted to Baghdad under Abbasid Dynasty. Later Umayyad started conversion more aggressively when they feared that they could not continue minority rule over so large a majority. According to him, there is no conflict between religion and philosophy; rather they are different ways of reaching the same truth. Later, the Umayyads were criticized by some Muslims for not reducing the taxes of the people who converted to Islam. To shed some light on this topic, today's lesson will take a look at the Umayyad Dynasty.

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The 'Abassids were descendants of al-Abbas, the paternal uncle of Muhammad. The Umayyad caliphs could be startlingly brilliant both militarily and politically. For the first time, leadership was in the hands of a person who had not been one of the Prophet's eminent associates. There were numerous rebellions against the Umayyads, as well as splits within the Umayyad ranks, which notably included the rivalry between Yaman and Qays. The Umayyads' great expansion was primarily military and political, not religious; conversion to Islam was discouraged for some time since it would reduce the treasury's intake of taxes on non-Muslims.

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The Umayyad and Abbasid Empires

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The factional chiefs, alarmed by the Christian advance, called in the help of the , the powerful Amazigh confederation then exercising hegemony over northwestern Africa. The Umayyads also minted Islamic coins and developed a more sophisticated bureaucracy, in which governors named viziers oversaw smaller political units. Upon the death of Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik in 743, rebellions were starting to arise by the Kharjites and by disaffected non-Arabs against the Umayyad Dynasty. The period was characterized by an expansion of trade and culture, and saw the construction of masterpieces of al-Andalus architecture. One political advantage the Rashidun caliphate held was their ability to maintain stability and unity among the Arab tribes. One possible reason that the Abbasid Dynasty accepted the mawali and the Umayyad Dynasty did not is that with the rise of the mawali, the Abbasid Empire knew there would be growth in wealth and social statues of the merchant and landlord classes of the empire.


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On the other side of the feud were the Sunni, who asserted that all caliphs should descend from Abu Bakr, the very first caliph. Ironically, the Shiites, who were actually the minority, gained the upper hand in this conflict. Rise of the Umayyad Dynasty Unfortunately, not all Muslims agreed that Mohammed's father-in-law should have been given power. The House of Wisdom was a library, translation institute, and academy, and the Library of Alexandria and the Imperial Library of Constantinople housed new works of literature. As the empire was reaching the limits of expansion—the Muslim advance into France was decisively halted at Poitiers 732 , and Arab forces in Anatolia were destroyed 740 —frontier defenses, manned by Syrian troops, were organized to meet the challenge of Turks in Central Asia and Berbers Imazighen in North Africa. He retained the administrative structures left by the Byzantines and Persians but consolidated his authority by appointing kinsmen to key posts.

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