adjective An Islamic dynasty established in 750, when it replaced the Umayyad caliphate. Originally based in Mesopotamia (the Abbasids founded Baghdad in 762), it remained dominant in the Islamic world until the mid-10th century. Abbasid art and architecture is characterized by Persian, Oriental, and Arabic influences.

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899
Title
Abbasid
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December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 11, 2022
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