Baghdad Caliphate

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Baghdad Caliphate

 

the name encountered in literature for the state which was headed by the Abbasid dynasty and whose capital was Baghdad.

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Finally, in the eleventh of Jumada I, 334 BC, with the dominant Buwayhid the Baghdad Caliphate was deprived of all political rights.
At the height of Muslim power (in 4th century A.H), there were 15 different independent Muslim states apart from the Baghdad Caliphate. Thus, the assumption that 'all Muslims should unite once again' is simply a utopian premise.
What of the Baghdad caliphate that once ruled the entire Muslim world, or the long years of Ottoman domination?
After a short introduction, in which those questions to be discussed in the book are raised, together with a short synopsis of his theses and a discussion of the sources, Heidemann proceeds to the first major subject: the destruction of the Baghdad caliphate and the fate of the caliph al-Mustasim.