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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187783710X536734 Oriens 38 (2010) 249-273 The Necklace of al-Shifā ʾ : ʿ Abbasid Borrowings in the Islamic West Amira K. Bennison University of Cambridge Abstract This paper explores the image of the ʿ Abbasid caliphate in the

In: Oriens

Recent studies have expanded our knowledge base on the lives, careers, and political interplay of the shadowy men purportedly of Abbasid stock who quietly occupied the caliphal office for roughly 250 years (659–923/1261–1517) in the late medieval Syro-Egyptian polity based in Cairo and known to

In: Hawwa

ʿAbbāsids, an important branch of the Banū Hāshim clan, and also the longest lasting caliphate of the Islamic world. The genealogy of the ʿAbbāsids goes back to al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib, grandson of Hāshim b. ʿAbd Manāf. After the ʿAbbāsids' rise to power, their claim to legitimacy was centred

In: Encyclopaedia Islamica Online

[German version] (Abbāsids). Islamic dynasty (AD 750-1258). The accession of the A. occurred after a weakening of the  Omayyads by disputes over succession, tribal conflicts, social alienation and Iranian influences, which were expressed in a new orientation towards the East. In 763 the capital

In: Brill's New Pauly Online

The theory, generally accepted by European historians, of the solemn transfer of the caliphate by al-Mutawakkil, the last Egyptian ʿAbbāsid, to the Ottoman Sulṭān Selīm is devoid of any foundation and has been definitely relegated to the realm of legend by Barthold (M. I., St. Petersburg 1912, i