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25 07, 2017

Marinids – Medieval African history

By |2018-04-23T15:28:43-07:00July 25th, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Shirij Madrasa, Fez, Morocco, about 1350 AD By 1217 AD, the Almohad dynasty was collapsing. One of the generals, Abu Yusuf, took over control of Morocco and made himself Sultan. That started the Marinid dynasty. All the Marinid rulers were army men like Abu Yusef,. They were mostly cavalry riders. A tour of Fez The Marinids made [...]

24 07, 2017

Late Medieval Islamic history

By |2019-10-03T06:38:45-07:00July 24th, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Late medieval Islamic history: Fatimid gate of Cairo Bad al-Futuh (1087 AD) The Abbasid Empire In 750 AD, it seemed like the Islamic Empire would last a thousand years. The Abbasid caliphs ruled a giant empire. It stretched from Morocco to Afghanistan. Their capital was at Baghdad in modern Iraq. Baghdad was also a center of scholarship and trade. The Abbasids [...]

23 07, 2017

Almohad Caliphate – Medieval Islam

By |2019-01-22T20:56:07-07:00July 23rd, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Rabat gate, Morocco, about 1200 AD Who were the Almohads? During the 1100s AD, while the Ayyubids were taking over Egypt, the Almohad dynasty managed to conquer and rule the rest of North Africa (modern Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) and Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). Saladin and the Ayyubids Before the Almohads: the Fatimids Islamic North Africa All [...]