Baghdad
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Baghdad, both a historic province and a city in Iraq, and today the country’s capital.

Contents

1.
Geography
2.
History
A.
Etymology
B.
From its Founding to the Amīr al-Umarāʾ Period
C.
During the Amīr al-Umarāʾ Period
D.
From Būyid Rule to the Fall of the ʿAbbāsid Caliphate (334–656/946–1258)
E.
From the Mongol Conquest to World War I
3.
Literature
A.
Poetry
B.
Prose
4.
Religious Sciences
A.
Qurʾānic Scien…

Cite this page
Ahmadian, Bahram Amir, Melvin-Koushki, Matthew, Sajjadi, Sadeq, Bahramian, Ali, Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah, Azarnoosh, Azartash, Pakatchi, Ahmad, Karamati, Younes and Karimi, Fatima, “Baghdad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000029>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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