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ʿAbbāsid Caliphate

Hugh Kennedy and Ken Burnside

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780195305135
Published online November 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199861255
ʿAbbāsid Caliphate

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The rise of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate was the first fissure in Islamic culture; it would eventually result in the Shīʿī

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Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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