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By Robin Santos Doak

ISBN-10: 0816055572

ISBN-13: 9780816055579

This well-written reference source explores the Islamic Empire's society, tradition, and lifestyle, together with structure and paintings; astronomy and arithmetic; customs, vacations, activities, and meals; executive structures; and exchange; language and literature; army constitution and procedure; and mythology and spiritual ideals. whereas Islam, the world's second-largest faith, is the obvious legacy of the Islamic Empire, the political and clinical contributions are both bold. Islamic Empire addresses those and different very important connections to our smooth global.

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From here, the group raided and took control of other fortresses. The Assassins also became known for their bloody methods of getting rid of those who stood in their way. Targets were often prominent Sunni political or religious leaders. The Assassin’s favorite method of killing was the dagger. The term assassin comes from the Arabic word hashshash, which, translated literally, means a person who uses hashish—a mind-altering drug. Legend has it that some of the lower members of the group, the ones who performed the actual killings, were controlled by other members through the use of hashish.

The end of the dynasty in 750 also marked the end of Islamic conquests. n Sea SYRIA Black Sea Constantinople A ege d Re A F R I C A ed ic ea N Mahdiyah M ri Strait of Gibraltar at 0 0 (Yathrib) Ancient city name x O The Islamic World in 750 Seville ALUSIA AND Cordoba Ad Toledo SPAIN FRANKISH KINGDOM North Sea Islamic Empire R. 36 nS Nile R. C ia asp Ind us ATLANTIC OCEAN EMPIRE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD T H E E M P I R E AT I T S L A R G E S T opposition group was led by Abd Allah ibn az-Zubayr (d. 692), the son of one of Muhammad’s companions.

The Caliphate and the Umayyad Dynasty The first governmental organization of the Islamic Empire centered on the caliph, the successor of Muhammad. The caliph was both the spiritual and political leader of the empire. The caliph’s authority as the supreme leader of the Umma was unquestioned. The caliphate was an Islamic theocracy, a government in which religious rulers govern in the name of God. There was no separation of religion and government. The laws of the empire were based upon the Quran and the example set by Muhammad.

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