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Middle Eastern History and Civilization Week 4 Notes

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Middle Eastern History and Civilization Week 4 Notes ASH 1044

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Describes the differences between the Abbasid Empire and how Muhammad ran his state
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Date Created: 02/05/16
Celia Bonett  The Abbasids were very cunning. o With a strong military, they were able to exploit the Umayyad’s moments  of weakness and overthrow the empire o Muhammad would not have the same capability because his “military”  was just a collection of tribesmen willing to sacrifice themselves in the  name of God, which can be very powerful  Abbasid state: o more complex state than the ones that Muhammad described/lived in   Mohammad: nomads, tribes, state at war/expanding, monotheist,  polytheist  Abbasid: had big settled, capital cities, culture mixing, trade  relations with people far away, administrative traditions  harder to deal with o More diverse:  Umayyad had Persians and Byzantines  Abbasid had Turks and Greeks from Constantinople o Leadership methods are complex:  Caliphs chosen through Shura Committee  Laws and a different culture from Muhammad  Muhammad’s rules – people wound up not getting along with the Jews that lived  in the city (the Abbasid Muslims were a minority), they chased out non­Muslims  in Medina, which would not have worked for the Abbasids. o Muhammad Muslims were generally the same o Abbasid Muslims – Sunni and Shi’a


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