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Umayyad dynasty

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  • Umayyad dynasty — (661–750) First great Muslim dynasty. It was founded by Muāwiyah I, who triumphed over the Prophet Muhammad s son in law, Alī, to become the fifth caliph. He moved the capital from Medina to Damascus and used the Syrian army to extend the Arab… …   Universalium

  • Umayyad Dynasty —  Muslim empire (661–750) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Umayyad Caliphate — بنو أمية Banu Umayyah (Arabic) ← …   Wikipedia

  • Umayyad Mosque — جامع بني أمية الكبير …   Wikipedia

  • Umayyad conquest of Hispania — v · …   Wikipedia

  • dynasty — dynastic /duy nas tik/; Brit. also /di nas tik/, dynastical, adj. dynastically, adv. /duy neuh stee/; Brit. also /din euh stee/, n., pl. dynasties. 1. a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group: the Ming dynasty …   Universalium

  • Umayyad conquest of North Africa — Part of the Muslim conquests and the Byzantine Arab Wars Date 647–709 Location Egypt, North Africa …   Wikipedia

  • Umayyad — member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661 750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain, 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent …   Etymology dictionary

  • Umayyad Caliphate —    Dynasty of caliphs founded by Muawiya (qq.v.) in 661, ending the civil war with Ali (son in law of the Prophet Muhammad [q.v.]) that had erupted after the assassination of Uthman (q.v.) in 656. Its capital was Damascus (q.v.). Until the battle …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Dynasty — A dynasty is a succession of rulers who belong to the same family for generations. A dynasty is also often called a house , e.g. the House of Saud or House of Habsburg . In the histories of Europe, much of Asia and some of Africa, ruling and… …   Wikipedia

  • Umayyad — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Arabic (banū) umayya, Meccan kin group to which the Umayyad caliphs belonged Date: 1758 a member of a dynasty of caliphs based in Damascus that ruled from A.D. 661 to 750 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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