abbasides defined in 1939 yearabbasides - Abbasides;
abbasides - Arab dynasty, descendants of Mahomet's uncle Abbas. They were the second line of the Bagdad caliphs, as the heads of the Mahomedan world were called. The first were their rivals, the Ommiads, who were defeated and massacred by the Abbasides in 750. From that time until 1258 the Abbasides, of whom Haroun-al-Raschid, caliph from 786 to 809, was one, ruled at Bagdad. In 1258 Bagdad was lost, but the Abbasides ruled in Egypt until 1517. See Caliph.
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