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Islam's 'Golden Age': Rise of the Abbasids

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  • 게시일 2023. 05. 09.
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    In the 8th century Middle East, a new dynasty seized control of one of the world’s greatest empires - the Islamic Caliphate. Though little remembered in the west today, the Abbasids reigned for five centuries. They oversaw an era of Islamic military dominance... city-building… brilliant scholarship, and technological innovation. It has come to be remembered as Islam’s ‘golden age’. This is the story of the Abbasid Caliphate.
    Thank you to our series historical consultant, Professor Antoine Borrut of the University of Maryland. Find out more about his research and publications here: history.umd.edu/directory/ant...
    Thank you also to KRclip channel Al Muqaddimah for additional help with research. Watch great history videos on Islamic history at: / @almuqaddimahyt
    📚 Some recommended reading provided by Prof. Borrut for those wishing to know about the Abbasids - (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases):
    📖 A recent & comprehensive overview of Abbasid Baghdad and Abbasid culture: Emily Selove, Baghdad at the Centre of a World, 8th-13th Century: An Introductory Textbook geni.us/azaQYjx
    📖 The funniest (and excellent) introduction to the topic (comic book): Emily Selove, Popeye and Curly: 120 Days in Medieval Baghdad geni.us/Zc21
    📖 The most accessible narrative on the Abbasid dynasty: Hugh Kennedy, When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty geni.us/4rLuFJR
    📖 To move away from the aura of masculinity surrounding the period: Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity geni.us/9Bau
    📖 An excellent biography of a major Abbasid caliph: Michael Cooperson, Al-Ma’mun geni.us/atCwQo
    📖 Many more excellent biographies in the same series, “Makers of the Muslim World”: www.simonandschuster.com/seri...
    📖 A thought-provoking discussion of the making of a discrete Muslim identity in pre-Abbasid times: Fred M. Donner, Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam geni.us/FKXa
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  • Epic History TV
    Epic History TV  4 개월 전 +256

    We hope you enjoy the new video, and big thanks to Crusader Kings 3 for supporting our channel! Paradox's richly-detailed simulation of the medieval world is FREE TO PLAY on Steam this weekend: May 11 - 15, 2023. Use this link: play.crusaderkings.com/EpicHistoryTV We want to know your favourite faction to play, and why? And are you tempted to try out the Abbasids after watching this video?!
    Thanks also to our writer Darian Safiran, illustrator Marwan Musa, our historical consultant Professor Antoine Borrut (history.umd.edu/directory/antoine-borrut) and KRclip channel Al Muqaddimah for additional research help (www.youtube.com/@AlMuqaddimahYT) - a great place to watch many fascinating videos on Islamic history. Thanks most of all to our Patreon supporters for making this video possible! Join their illustrious ranks here www.patreon.com/EpicHistoryTV

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      daniel santiago urtado 4 개월 전 +2

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      Michael A Burns 4 개월 전

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    • Syd McCreath
      Syd McCreath 4 개월 전 +2

      It’s really interesting, I just wish it was about an hour and a half rather than half an hour.

    • Muhammad
      Muhammad 4 개월 전 +3

      Assalamullakum im china muslim malaysia😅

    • chee chia johri
      chee chia johri 4 개월 전

      I absolutely loved it 🤓 TY Epic History for the hard work

  • Cody Gates
    Cody Gates 4 개월 전 +443

    As a teenage Christian I’ve actually been really into Roman history (and specifically the treatment of Christians and Jews in the empire) and I’ve actually started to expand more into Islamic history. It’s very interesting! Thanks for this video y’all. God bless ❤

    • Md. Walid Hasan
      Md. Walid Hasan 4 개월 전 +55

      Come to the truth, come to Islam

    • Nathan Peraza
      Nathan Peraza 4 개월 전 +53

      @Md. Walid Hasan nope

    • Vigilant of Stendarr
      Vigilant of Stendarr 4 개월 전 +38

      Muslim here, glad you're liking it.
      I'd recommend you to view everything without having any previous notion, think of yourself as a young kid with nothing in mind.
      You will learn way better and enjoy this more.

    • John
      John 4 개월 전

      Cool stuff

    • SnowyHanz
      SnowyHanz 4 개월 전 +22

      Haha same here i go to a catholic school and i never knew that islam was such a cool religion.

  • AbsoluteAmoeba
    AbsoluteAmoeba 4 개월 전 +554

    This channel is one the best history channels on KRclip - superb content that’s brilliant at education - the narrator is the icing on the cake to a brilliant show

    • Ibrahim Jamaawil
      Ibrahim Jamaawil 4 개월 전 +1

      kings and generals all the way 🎉

    • john wayne
      john wayne 4 개월 전 +6

      @Ibrahim Jamaawil Trash voice boot, good videos

    • Mohamed shaaban
      Mohamed shaaban 4 개월 전 +3

      what similar channels would u guys recommend, i love ths style of animated history, but didn't quite like kings and generals, any recommendations?

    • Hiighway_Chile
      Hiighway_Chile 4 개월 전 +2

      ​@Mohamed shaabanhistory Marche easily...

  • Jean Lannes
    Jean Lannes 4 개월 전 +1178

    I love western history but this is a nice change from the normal, appreciate your work, Toby, Charles, and all!

    • Nicholas Leipzig
      Nicholas Leipzig 4 개월 전 +18

      How are you commenting 7 DAYS ago ?

    • Vitarius
      Vitarius 4 개월 전 +29

      Patreon supporter

    • CARnL
      CARnL 4 개월 전 +7

      this is not western history though, this is Islam's history

    • JDW1994
      JDW1994 4 개월 전 +6

      Yeah I have nothing against napoleon but it is great when we see something like this that’s against the norm.

    • James Lee
      James Lee 4 개월 전 +46

      @CARnL which is why they said a nice change from the normal.

  • Patches4000
    Patches4000 4 개월 전 +237

    History teacher here. This is an era of history I’ll admit that I’m not too well versed in and recognized that it was about time I learned more. Really, truly appreciate that this channel is giving me a chance to deep dive into it. Thank you for all your hard work.

    • samakol Banbol
      samakol Banbol 4 개월 전 +1

      Almost if not all textbooks about middle ages or late antquity have a chapter or a fraction of a chapter about early Islam from its founding till around 900 or 1000 AD.. I've seen this in textbooks written in French and English from early 20th century to now

    • Ibrahim Ibn Muhammad
      Ibrahim Ibn Muhammad 3 개월 전 +2

      @Mahdy Al-Kaisy the Lady of heaven is the most unacurate film to ever exist

    • Mahdy Al-Kaisy
      Mahdy Al-Kaisy 3 개월 전 +1

      @Ibrahim Ibn Muhammad
      If you ask satan that is.

    • Skeptical Zostrianos
      Skeptical Zostrianos 3 개월 전 +1

      @samakol Banbol They only talk about muslims in the "crusades" chapter and just to say "oh and meanwhile in the 7th century there was this guy called Mohammed who started this new religion" and then jump right to the treatment of christians under the Seljukids (a turkish empire) to explain the call of the pope for crusades.
      and I am still generous to have granted them the mention of the Seljukids, because I remember in my history book they didn't even specify which empire misstreated christians, they just said "muslims misstreated christians and didn't allow them to do pilgrimage, so crusade to liberate Jerusalem".

  • Epic History TV
    Epic History TV  4 개월 전 +320

    Our historical advisor Prof. Antoine Borrut has provided a very good reading list for those seeking more information on this topic! Here is is:
    (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases):
    📖 A recent & comprehensive overview of Abbasid Baghdad and Abbasid culture: Emily Selove, Baghdad at the Centre of a World, 8th-13th Century: An Introductory Textbook geni.us/azaQYjx
    📖 The funniest (and excellent) introduction to the topic (comic book): Emily Selove, Popeye and Curly: 120 Days in Medieval Baghdad geni.us/Zc21
    📖 The most accessible narrative on the Abbasid dynasty: Hugh Kennedy, When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty geni.us/4rLuFJR
    📖 To move away from the aura of masculinity surrounding the period: Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity geni.us/9Bau
    📖 An excellent biography of a major Abbasid caliph: Michael Cooperson, Al-Ma’mun geni.us/atCwQo
    📖 Many more excellent biographies in the same series, “Makers of the Muslim World”: www.simonandschuster.com/seri...
    📖 A thought-provoking discussion of the making of a discrete Muslim identity in pre-Abbasid times: Fred M. Donner, Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam geni.us/FKXa

    • daniel santiago urtado
      daniel santiago urtado 4 개월 전 +5

      Thanks For all of this! Gonna keep them in mind!

    • Steven O' Reilly
      Steven O' Reilly 4 개월 전 +1

      Thanks very much. I've often wondered how to learn more about the topics you discuss. A recommended reading list is a great idea!

    • When you realize
      When you realize 4 개월 전

      How was This written 7 days ago when the video came out 4 hours ago

    • M O
      M O 4 개월 전 +4

      ​@When you realizeBecause he has a channel for new videos for his patrons, i.e. early access, and it actually came out two weeks ago, hope this helps.

    • Leo Kir
      Leo Kir 4 개월 전

      Firstly, thanks a lot for the hard work in creating these videos. They never fail to entertain and educate me. But I couldn't help but notice that the depictions of Muslims in the drawings were unsettling. The verbal portrayal of Muslims in this video was balanced and accurate (as far as my knowledge goes), but the art and background music in the videos portrayed a lot of the Muslims and leaders as angry, in the dark, and even devilish. This portrayal contradicts the positive qualities that have been historically attributed to Muslims, in stories non-Muslim historians (the script of this video, for example) and paintings and drawings by non-Muslim artists in the past.

  • Ahmed Fathy
    Ahmed Fathy 4 개월 전 +424

    I really appreciate you taking the effort to ensure Arabic characters are written properly from right to left and connected together. Many video editing softwares don't support the Arabic script and the letters are written from left to right and disconnected, and this requires some tweaking to get it right, so thanks for paying attention to that.
    Charles Nove is excellent as always, but I'm quite surprised how good he pronounced most of the Arabic letters here.
    Waiting patiently for your next work!

  • AmNotHere911
    AmNotHere911 4 개월 전 +118

    Two things: 1) The original Dune story is partly based on the Abbasid revolt. 2) Anyone interested in the Greco-Arabic translation movement that occurred under the Abbasids should read Dimitri Gutas' excellent book called "Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad and Early Abbasid society". 3) The word 'algorithm' is derived from the name of the brilliant Abbasid mathematician who also played a role in the creation of 'algebra' (in Arabic literally 'letters').
    Fun fact about the Abbasid era: It was one of the few societies in the pre-modern world where one could actually make a living by being an author.

    • China Virus
      China Virus 2 개월 전 +3

      So Hollywood couldn’t come up with anything original 😢

  • Mar antonio Cacalda
    Mar antonio Cacalda 4 개월 전 +124

    I have always wanted your channel to cover Islamic Histories with your style of narration. Seeing the day you announced that you would be taking a detour from the ongoing Napoleonic series, I was elated that the video substituting the slot would be finally a topic on the caliphates! This one was so well-done, I kept hitting the like button so many times. I wish I had the means to donate to your patreon, maybe in the future but I will be supporting this channel all the way!

  • Wadi Sindh Da
    Wadi Sindh Da 4 개월 전 +119

    Really appreciate shedding light on non-Western history, feels like it significantly lacks attention despite being so vibrant and fascinating.

  • Azor Ahai
    Azor Ahai 4 개월 전 +141

    It feels like I’ve spent 23 minutes in an eastern fairy tale. Thanks for this videos, they help us to feel the magnificence of the great foreign cultures of the past

    • Spider Knight
      Spider Knight 4 개월 전

      An eastern fairy tale? Racist much?

    • Azor Ahai
      Azor Ahai 4 개월 전 +20

      @Spider Knight Wut?

    • William Robert
      William Robert 4 개월 전 +13

      @Spider Knight Dude he is complimenting it

    • Spider Knight
      Spider Knight 4 개월 전 +3

      @Azor Ahai the idea that the east is some fairytale land and not just as brutal as the rest of the world is incredibly racist. The arabs aren’t some enlightened mystical people. They stole or copied literally everything of note from the Roman’s and the Persians. To present them as some “fairytale” is completely disingenuous.

    • Azor Ahai
      Azor Ahai 4 개월 전 +33

      @Spider Knight u need some therapy, man

  • Mujtaba Rashid
    Mujtaba Rashid 4 개월 전 +26

    Its actually crazy how forgotten Islamic history is in the west. It was such big influence on world history.

    • Nash
      Nash 4 개월 전 +2

      Totally and the world continues to pay for it dearly till this day

    • Enlightened
      Enlightened 3 일 전

      True. Islam preserved western civilization

  • Joseph Thorp
    Joseph Thorp 4 개월 전 +132

    I've always found that Islamic history (and Eastern history in general tbh) is rarely mentioned, let alone properly discussed and taught unless you really try to look for it. I'm very glad you decided to cover what is an interesting and integral part of human history and achievement with your usual brilliant production quality and effort. Well done and can't wait for part 2!

    • CHR15B01
      CHR15B01 4 개월 전 +48

      I hate how western history dominates the general discussions. Not because I don't like western history, but because it is just one fraction of the complicated story of humanity. Rarely is it talked about how the Persians basically invented human rights, or how the Arab Caliphates were once the most technologically advanced civilizations on the planet. All this fascinating history is tossed aside, and I can't stand that. History is a story of people, and all people deserve for their stories to be told.

    • Joseph Thorp
      Joseph Thorp 4 개월 전 +7

      ​@CHR15B01 Couldn't have said it better. At least in the online community, we seem to be getting a lot better at covering history from all parts of the world, I remember a time when it was still very Western-dominated, but it's become a lot more nuanced and with broad coverage now, and as well I feel people are starting to view a lot of major historical events with more of an impartial and objective lens more often instead of a biased black and white one if that makes sense.

    • CHR15B01
      CHR15B01 4 개월 전 +10

      @Joseph Thorp Exactly. Unfortunately that history bias is still somewhat prevalent, I see it a lot in Roman Empire circles. I just saw someone completely disregard the entire history of Persia/Iran because, "They tried to conquer Rome.". As if the Romans were better. In fact, I would say that they were worse, but that's just my opinion. But that's where the problem lies. People have been raised learning about how cool the Greeks and Romans were, so how could they be anything other than paragons of virtue? Like you said, I'm glad that the internet has helped correct a lot of people's misperceptions of history, but there are still unfortunately stubborn people out there.

    • Joseph Thorp
      Joseph Thorp 4 개월 전 +2

      @CHR15B01 Aye, there's still a long way to go and there will always be ignorant and stubborn people out there, but at least we're seeing very tangible progress and that's the best us scholars and history buffs can hope for

    • Julian Kraus
      Julian Kraus 4 개월 전 +3

      ​@CHR15B01"Persia" didn't invent human rights. It you are talking about the Cyrus's Cylinder from the Achaemenid period, there is still much obscurity and debate about its exact nature. But moreover, regardless of the nature of its concessions to minorities like the Jews, it shares to connection to the establishment of modern civil rights.

  • Connor Hilchie
    Connor Hilchie 4 개월 전 +45

    As a Canadian who loves watching history videos about the other end of the world, this channel is godsend. Please keep up the good work sir, from Nova Scotia

    • SolarChams
      SolarChams 4 개월 전

      Do you relate to some history before the 16th century?

    • Mubarak Ghani
      Mubarak Ghani 2 개월 전

      Islam yet to achieve the great period

  • Mateusz Kaczorowski
    Mateusz Kaczorowski 4 개월 전 +61

    I have around 41 history channels on my subscribed list and you guys are on top of it !
    Thank you for your work for every minute you have spent making this video !

    • Old School Gaming
      Old School Gaming 4 개월 전

      Do you mind sharing your top 5? I'm curious to watch some other channels

    • Row Claw
      Row Claw 4 개월 전

      @Old School Gamingthis

    • mohamad alshabani
      mohamad alshabani 4 개월 전

      Share them with us

    • Goat Tier
      Goat Tier 4 개월 전

      Yes pls

    • Mateusz Kaczorowski
      Mateusz Kaczorowski 4 개월 전 +5

      @Old School Gaming
      History Marche
      Kings and Generals
      Tasting Hitory
      Ancient Sight
      The Great War

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 4 개월 전 +721

    I don't understand why people are angry to learn about one of the greatest empires in human history.

    • J M
      J M 4 개월 전 +100

      Who is angry ?
      I only see comments of thanks !

    • WORLD4
      WORLD4 4 개월 전 +2

      @PoliceBeUponHim(PBUH) so what !

    • PolemicVibez
      PolemicVibez 4 개월 전 +95

      @J M the triggered/condescending comments are at the very bottom. There aren't too many though, however, they were among the first to comment and probably didn't even watch the doco. They were more obvious and I think the worst have also been removed

    • CuzImMOODY
      CuzImMOODY 4 개월 전 +1

      @PoliceBeUponHim(PBUH) so ?

      THE UK'S MOST WANTED 4 개월 전 +1

      ​@PoliceBeUponHim(PBUH) and what fool

  • DocuAddict
    DocuAddict 4 개월 전 +37

    You guys never fail to entertain and educate. Glad you're still around. Many thanks from a long time enjoyer.

  • Lay Lobinson
    Lay Lobinson 4 개월 전 +15

    One of THE most EPIC Narrators.
    I could listen to this guy tell stories for decades!
    The video and editing quality is just a huge bonus.

  • Kristian Hansen
    Kristian Hansen 4 개월 전 +39

    Absolute fantastic video! I always relax and fall into the world of history when i watch your videos.

  • MultipolarWorldEmerging
    MultipolarWorldEmerging 4 개월 전 +101

    Fun fact the “queen” chess piece was originally the “vizier” but Europeans changed it and gendered it which makes no sense. In the original version it makes so much more sense. The vizier does all the real work and the king is more symbolic

    • _That One Person_
      _That One Person_ 개월 전 +10

      That is really interesting actually, you’re making me want to read more about that. Thanks for the informative comment

    • Alex Cisneros
      Alex Cisneros 개월 전 +10

      Wow. The power behind the throne. The hand of the king. Genius.

    • byakuya_kuchki
      byakuya_kuchki 개월 전 +4

      it for many cases depended a lot in ottoman rule since the reign of Sulieman the magnificent his queen hold great power of her own so much so to had major role in assassination of the crown price even after her there were many like her!! for eg kosem sultan!! they were examples of strong queens!! in europe the title and position of empress/queen or equivalent came with its own powers!! maybe thats why!!

    • Bravo Gaming 141
      Bravo Gaming 141 개월 전 +3

      ​​@byakuya_kuchkiI'm turkish, the decentend of Ottoman Empire: we still call it vezir "vizier" in chess instead of Queen. So no... West actually genderalised that because they had no such thing called vizier.

    • byakuya_kuchki
      byakuya_kuchki 개월 전

      @Bravo Gaming 141 idk man i am biology major i just like history a bits not really a scholar lol... hahaha

  • bob bobby
    bob bobby 4 개월 전 +69

    I’m loving your new series amazing work hope you continue this and branch out to more countries and cultures history 👍

  • Muhammad Abdulwahab
    Muhammad Abdulwahab 2 개월 전 +9

    Thank you for creating such engaging historical content. Please keep it up and consider doing a video on one of the greatest commanders ever, Khalid ibn al-Walid.

  • WazKangz
    WazKangz 4 개월 전 +22

    Epic History TV is raising their game in the music. So many good and EPIC moments that enhanced the history.

  • Lord Redwood
    Lord Redwood 4 개월 전 +6

    You guys are above the board as one of my favorite history channels. Thank you for this lovely video.

  • TheRovingGent89
    TheRovingGent89 4 개월 전 +7

    Superb as always. The quality of your content is second to none. You guys deserve a Netflix deal.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 4 개월 전 +75

    I've always been fascinated by this Era of history and the Muslim conquests but it's not taught often in Canada. Cheers for the content

    • Asad ZeeThree
      Asad ZeeThree 3 개월 전 +13

      You're okay Patrick!👍🌟💯 Maybe one day you'll find out why the Western governments don't like educating society about Islamic history, other than reminding them of 9/11

    • Al-Ghazi
      Al-Ghazi 3 개월 전 +5

      @Asad ZeeThree but you know what, let them live in their denial and failed societies, we couldn’t care less

    • Road-eo
      Road-eo 3 개월 전 +3

      ​@Al-Ghazi Your nations are outdated and medieval, it will perish - buried by the sands. But even so, I am absolutely fascinated how some Arab states are both zealous and decadent.

    • Al-Ghazi
      Al-Ghazi 3 개월 전 +5

      @Road-eo blah blah blah my nation can buy yours 😂

  • D J
    D J 4 개월 전 +46

    It's always a treat to see a new Epic History TV video in my subscription feed.

  • Moon Hyuk Kang
    Moon Hyuk Kang 4 개월 전 +52

    the story of the loss of the over half of the territory of the eastern roman empire is really tragic. The region was overrrun by the persians, and emperor Heraclius, after almost 30 years of war, finally managed to recover it and defeat the sassanids. And just then, the arabs launched their conquests and ripped the entire east off the empire. It is often said that if Heraclius died right after he defeated the persians, he would have been remembered as the greatest emperor to ever have ruled Rome.

    • علي ياسر
      علي ياسر 4 개월 전 +15

      Hercules won only because of his betrayal of the son of the Persian king and his cooperation with Hercules and because God wanted to help the sons of Ishmael

    • 1 Sultan 1
      1 Sultan 1 4 개월 전 +19

      We’ll Arabs at the same time had previously conquered Arabia and then lost it completely safe for the Hejaz region after Prophet Muhammad pbuh death and then had to reconquer it again during the ridda wars.

    • pickle
      pickle 4 개월 전 +1

      Everything will end the romans are gone and so the rashiddun arabs

    • علي ياسر
      علي ياسر 4 개월 전 +3

      @pickle Why are they the descendants of Abraham? They are blessed people

  • Frederick II Prussia
    Frederick II Prussia 4 개월 전 +66

    I'm no muslim, nor big on Islamic history (outside former Roman theater's of war) but this ONE video triumphs an ENTIRE 5 years of world history from middle school to high school on this topic
    Absolutely magnificent work all of you did, especially l, as always, the video editors

  • Squealing Bagpipes
    Squealing Bagpipes 4 개월 전 +3

    EHT, you never fail to impress me, the sheer amount of quality in your videos is incredible

  • Sahar
    Sahar 4 개월 전 +28

    Words can't express how happy I am to see a video made by one of the biggest and best history channels on the "Islamic Golden Age". A period often not talked about in the West and even in the East. One of the most important ages in the history of mankind which brought countless developments in science, literature, philosophy, etc. I hope this encourages more people to look into just how influential the Islamic Golden Age really was. Heck, it's thank to this age that I later got to study on golden ages of other places like India, China, etc and how every single one of them linked together.

  • Yasin Tamer
    Yasin Tamer 4 개월 전 +25

    Waiting for another series like Russia and Napoleon, those still have tremendous re-watching value...
    A series on Caliphates or another prolonged one will be much appreciated 🤝🏻
    Also waiting for more supplementary videos like Decemberists
    Tremendous work as usual 🤝🏻

  • Mama's Boy
    Mama's Boy 4 개월 전 +38

    Great video! The mention of the Mongols get me excited though. You guys should totally make videos of the Mongol conquests!

    • scorpion908
      scorpion908 4 개월 전 +5

      I'm agree with you

    • ffarkasm
      ffarkasm 4 개월 전 +2

      Spoiler: The Mongols died in a tornado.

  • Jackaljkljkl
    Jackaljkljkl 4 개월 전 +61

    With Kings & Generals having done very thorough work on the Rashidun expansion and History Marche recently covering some of the Umayyad expansion, this will mean we have much of the first three caliphates covered by three very solid channels.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon 4 개월 전 +4

      Kings and generals also has a series slowly detailing the history of the ottoman empire from the beginning, so that means the 4 accepted caliphates should be generally covered.
      Of course there was the fatimids which most don't count, and a few random nations (i.e almohads, sokoto, etc.) that claimed the title but never held the holy cities, but overall the main 4 are the real meat and potatoes of caliphate history.

    • Jackaljkljkl
      Jackaljkljkl 4 개월 전 +1

      @Resentfuldragon Are K&G doing the Seljuks too?
      Obviously, Epic History touched upon the Fatimids and Rum Seljuks in their 1st Crusade episode.

    • Resentfuldragon
      Resentfuldragon 4 개월 전 +1

      @Jackaljkljkl They started with ertugral gazi in the sultanate of rum but most of the series is after the ottomans became an independent beylik.

    • Leon
      Leon 4 개월 전 +2

      I follow those channels as well great stuff.

    • Fair Enough
      Fair Enough 3 개월 전

      Flash Point is also a top shelf history channel.
      I have learned more about European and Middle Eastern history from the channels you mentioned, and this channel, than all of my years in school.
      I don't understand why the US education system can't get it together to teach real world history since America has the shortest span as compared to the rest of the world.
      It makes it so much easier to understand current politics and world affairs when we can have an understanding of the "back stories" that have led up to current times.

  • Mattythefatty
    Mattythefatty 4 개월 전 +6

    This was awesome! Always will support eastern history videos thanks for your guys amazing work!

  • Moncef Elachkar
    Moncef Elachkar 4 개월 전 +11

    This channel is always good in making good content and as a Muslim I find this episode quite interesting and very educational specially for people who have less knowledge about Islamic history so good job and continue on this path

  • Jay Lovelady
    Jay Lovelady 4 개월 전 +6

    This channel and the Fall of Civilizations are my two favorite history channels, it's fascinating seeing where your different videos overlap!

  • youtubetim
    youtubetim 4 개월 전 +6

    The narrators voice is so perfect for these and the background sounds and music gets you so involved and feeling the story, best documentary videos on youtube hands down.

  • daniel santiago urtado
    daniel santiago urtado 4 개월 전 +18

    I absolutely love your videos man! Keep jo the amazing work!

  • Dr. John Whalen
    Dr. John Whalen 4 개월 전 +81

    Tremendous job! This is a part of history that is not widely covered.

    • Ahmed Dhahri
      Ahmed Dhahri 4 개월 전 +2

      it is covered in other parts of the world and it is well documented. Also, some history of some other cultures only documented by Abbasid historians.
      The only problem is the language barrier. It stops some people from getting deep in the Abbasid history sources.

  • Yuli Wass
    Yuli Wass 4 개월 전 +10

    This has the potentiel to be another EPIC SERIES, thank you so much for this.

  • Dubem Menakaya
    Dubem Menakaya 4 개월 전 +6

    Wow, wow, wow, Epic History always raising the bar this was stunning and gorgeous, i felt immersed in the Islamic golden age of learning, art and culture as this burgeoning power emerged and transformed.....thank you again, fantastic look forward to part 2 ❤

  • Shadowrunner2510
    Shadowrunner2510 4 개월 전 +9

    Great video, love that you guys are going further east for some history

  • roach_is_online
    roach_is_online 4 개월 전 +7

    glad to have more channels making video about arabic/islamic history. its been criminally neglected by the youtube historian scene for far too long

  • FreeFalling Air
    FreeFalling Air 4 개월 전 +2

    So glad I found you guys! Amazing work as always.

  • Cool Adam
    Cool Adam 4 개월 전 +7

    Absolutely fantastic episode !
    Please continue on good sir 😎👍

  • JVR
    JVR 4 개월 전 +5

    My only wish in this world is to live long enough to see all the content this channel has to offer.

  • Omar
    Omar 4 개월 전 +8

    The best historical video talking about Islam and the Abbasids that I have seen in my life, and I wanted to see a foreign video talking about the Abbasids with this information from a long time ago. I also like being neutral and mentioning information from Arab sources that we consider to be the right sources. Really wonderful video and deserves all the praise, thank you very much On this video and waiting for the second part.

  • Shareef Alshureify
    Shareef Alshureify 3 개월 전 +4

    Thank you very much for the video. I am a Muslim from Yemen. I can refer you to a book that will help you know more about this period. It is called "Al Bidayah WalNihaya" by Ibn Kathir (translated to "the beginning and the end").

  • A. H.
    A. H. 4 개월 전 +3

    Well done!! That's a very very tough and massive task to undertake. Many conflicted sources about the early Islamic civil wars. Also, there were always riots and disruptions in that era so there was no real time of peace. Great overview of the Golden Age and remarkable effort to details.

  • Zephyria Ch.
    Zephyria Ch. 4 개월 전 +4

    Simply beautiful. To think of a time when some of the Greatest Empires of the World lived together. Incredible.

  • Pickaxing on Europa !

    one of the best ones you've done folks. Fascinating characters too- the art really brings it to life.🐋🐋🐳👍

  • The History Bard
    The History Bard 4 개월 전 +4

    Another masterpiece from EpicHistoryTV, what a fascinating video! Thankyou!

  • m m
    m m 4 개월 전 +1

    incredible video, a very pleasant surprise by this channel to cover this topic , also you covered all the important events in that period very well done, not to mention the gorgeous artwork, thank you so much & I can't wait for part 2

  • Orang Biasa
    Orang Biasa 4 개월 전 +3

    Excited for Part 2. Yes it wont be pretty. But an epic series by Epic History TV as always.

  • MWM2020
    MWM2020 2 개월 전 +2

    A wonderful channel that deserves all respect, appreciation and pride. Accurate and useful information in a sophisticated and beautiful manner. I wish you lasting success. I have the utmost respect and admiration for your great honor for these wonderful works. I hope you success

  • Torch_k
    Torch_k 4 개월 전 +1

    I’m glad you guys are existing from western history! I’ve had a paying interest in history, but there’s been very little in middle eastern history

  • Abdullah Obada
    Abdullah Obada 4 개월 전 +4

    that was amazing! i can’t wait for part two

  • Nour Medini
    Nour Medini 4 개월 전 +27

    The title "caliph" means the successor of the prophet ( as a head of state ) not the deputy of god on earth ( no one can claim to be the deputy of god ) . The title caliph was later replaced by "امير المؤمنين" the leader of the believers .
    I love the channel great work

    • Ahmed Fathy
      Ahmed Fathy 4 개월 전 +4

      True. In Islam there's no intermediary between someone and God.

    • Ahmed Fathy
      Ahmed Fathy 4 개월 전 +1

      @binyarid لا اختلاف في ذلك
      الحديث عن أي شخص بعد الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم يدّعي أنه وسيط بين العبد وربه

    • Natalie
      Natalie 4 개월 전

      It wasnt replaced. The Abbasids were both Caliphs and Amir al Muminin

  • Mommy Owl
    Mommy Owl 4 개월 전 +4

    It's finally happening I'm extremely happy that epic history TV is Expanding it's history topics. Thank you for being our history. You're amazing.

  • Argentix
    Argentix 4 개월 전 +4

    I love every video you all put out. Best history channel on KRclip

  • Quincy
    Quincy 4 개월 전 +12

    The respectful treatment of one of the most important forgotten scientific renaissances is brilliant! ❤

  • scorpion908
    scorpion908 4 개월 전 +9

    Wow, thank you for making this video. It presents an important period in human history. Thank you for your efforts. This is one of the best videos that talk about the Abbasid Caliphate 👍👍👍👍

  • anthony wauters
    anthony wauters 4 개월 전 +4

    Your work is outstanding. It is such a treasure, a piece of art.

  • strategy of Android
    strategy of Android 4 개월 전 +157

    I am an Iraqi from Baghdad, thank you for the interesting presentation of our history, and your channel is one of the best historical channels on KRclip. I am a university professor at the University of Baghdad, College of History

    • Rajesh Kannan
      Rajesh Kannan 4 개월 전 +3

      You're history ended after sassanid empire defeat after that it was cult rule

    • A
      A 4 개월 전 +71

      @Rajesh Kannan cope

    • Nobody Sky
      Nobody Sky 4 개월 전 +64

      @Rajesh Kannan cope harder buddy ?

    • Rajesh Kannan
      Rajesh Kannan 4 개월 전 +2

      @Nobody Sky wdym?

    • Hxhxhd Nxjxjf
      Hxhxhd Nxjxjf 4 개월 전 +4

      You are MUSLIM frooooom Iraq. Not "iraqi"

  • laterEX
    laterEX 4 개월 전 +5

    I am from Iraq and I would like to express my gratitude for the hard work that went into creating this video. I am now a new subscriber, and I greatly appreciate your efforts.

  • Ayoub Khalil
    Ayoub Khalil 3 개월 전 +20

    Would you be able to do a series similar to that of Napoleon but for Khalid ibn Walid? He's my personal favorite (and in my opinion the greatest) general, would love such a series on him. Keep up your good work, always looking forward to what you make. ❤

  • Vic Stanfieldshire
    Vic Stanfieldshire 2 개월 전 +1

    The Battles of the Coalitions and the Crusades, absolutely epic segments of history!

  • DC-Bueno.
    DC-Bueno. 4 개월 전 +1

    Absolutely awesome work, mate. Well done.

  • Gerald Smithers
    Gerald Smithers 개월 전 +1

    The fact that this is sponsored by Paradox Interactive with Crusader Kings 3 is absolutely Golden! You could not have had a better sponsor for this video!

  • Âdam Barboza
    Âdam Barboza 4 개월 전 +12

    Until this point, I have broadly known of this period in Middle Eastern History. I am appreciative of your inclusiveness to this element!

  • Flash Point History
    Flash Point History 4 개월 전 +9

    Beautifully told - this is a great refresher for me as well.

  • Cilinix
    Cilinix 개월 전 +3

    To anyone doubting whether to buy CK3 or not, I would strongly recommend it. The game is amazing if you love history and this is the first Paradox game where it really feels like youre playing a selfmade story

    • Jojo Binx
      Jojo Binx 개월 전

      Facts. I’ve been hooked and have three different play throughs. I enjoyed learning more about one of the largest factions. Never studied past ancient history until recently and it is amazing!

    • Dank Seid
      Dank Seid 개월 전

      Best to wait till all DLCs come out.

  • yllibill
    yllibill 3 개월 전 +1

    Brilliant video! I will definitely share it with my students as I teach about the Abbasid dynasty. I would love to know what is the name of the ambient track that plays at 14:24 when the Barmakids are being discussed?

  • Larry Ryan
    Larry Ryan 4 개월 전 +11

    One of the best history vids I’ve seen in a while. Great Video.

  • Narek Sargsyan
    Narek Sargsyan 3 개월 전 +8

    Thanks for another great documentary. I love Arab culture and their history. My country Armenia has also been under the rule of Arabs during that period, but we were more free than under any other rule, we just paid taxes , and Arabs even left an army in the borders of Armenia to prevent hostile forces invading it. The most tolerant rulers of all time in my opinion. And Western world owes so much to Arabs of that time for so many innovations and scientific discoveries.

    • Narek Sargsyan
      Narek Sargsyan 3 개월 전 +3

      ​@porphyry your comment is pointless. we don't need to. Having your own culture doesn't mean you must obey to other or bash other cultures. Mutual respect is the key.

    • porphyry
      porphyry 3 개월 전 +1

      @Narek Sargsyan yeah well compare the Arabs of year 630 to today. Egypt, the Amazigh lands, Canaan, Phoenicia, Babylon and Assyria joined "the cool kids" club. now they are not only muslims but also Arabs. why doesn't Armenia wanna join?
      also culture is ideology-folklore-practices. criticising culture is something everyone does everyday when they hear about other viewpoints.

    • Adrian Ianov
      Adrian Ianov 3 개월 전 +1

      ​​@Narek Sargsyan my favourite part is when the Ottoman Empire decided to kill 1.5 million Armenians because they tought that Armenians were making them lose in WW1, but don't worry, they can just deny it because we all know that nothing happened between 1915-1917 😉😉😉

  • Abdul Ahad
    Abdul Ahad 4 개월 전 +6

    Thank you so much for doing this. It's so difficult to find historical content relating to this part of history

  • Wolliver
    Wolliver 4 개월 전 +2

    Been looking forward to this video since it was announced. It will be very nice to learn about a period of history not well-covered by western sources.

  • Eccentric Horse11
    Eccentric Horse11 4 개월 전 +75

    Small correction at 6:58
    Hashim was not actually the father of Abdullah, Abu Talib and Al-Abbas. He was their grandfather via his son Shaiba ibn Hashim (or Shaiba, son of Hashim), who is better known as Abdul Muttalib.
    Abdul Muttalib was the grandfather of the prophet and the one who raised him from the age of 6 until his death two years later.

    • Epic History TV
      Epic History TV  4 개월 전 +48

      Thank you, though the dotted lines indicate family members/generations have been left out, for the sake of clarity and space. It is a simplified family tree.

    • Eccentric Horse11
      Eccentric Horse11 4 개월 전 +28

      @Epic History TV Oh sorry, I didn't know that was a thing haha.
      Fantastic video as always though. Keep up the awesome work!

    • blackpanthar90
      blackpanthar90 4 개월 전 +10

      @Epic History TV There are several historical inaccuracies in your video. Firstly-> Khalifa does not mean "God's deputy on earth"
      Secondly-> Jizya was not paid by only Non-Muslims but it was paid by anyone who did not join the army.
      So Muslims who didn't join the army
      also paid Jizya. And non-Muslims who joined the army were exempt from Jizya.

    • blackpanthar90
      blackpanthar90 4 개월 전 +6

      @Epic History TV Historical source -> *The Jizyah was also imposed on Muslim men who could afford to buy their way out of military service. If a Christian group elected to serve in the state's military forces, it was exempted from the Jizyah. Historical examples of this abound: the Jarajima, a Christian tribe living near Antioch (now in Turkey), by undertaking to support the Muslims and to fight on the battle front, did not have to pay the Jizyah and were entitled to a share of the captured booty.* (Al-Baladhuri, p. 159)

    • Mak Parto
      Mak Parto 4 개월 전

      @blackpanthar90 sorry sir but you are incorrect. The word khalif used in the Quran is in reference to humans as gods representatives on earth. Now In terms of leadership, when one caliph is elected to represent Muslims lands in accordance to Islamic law then yes they are allahs deputies on earth islamicly speaking. (This only applies to the 4 rightly guided caliphs)
      Now secondly the legitimate Islamic ruling on jizya was a tax on Dhimmys “non Muslim peoples” and during the time of the rightly guided caliphs abubakr all the way to Ali was calculated to be equivalent of 10 dinars which was often much less than what was taxed from the Muslim population.


    can't wait for part 2. amazing video. love it.

  • SaracenCount
    SaracenCount 4 개월 전 +20

    At last something Eastern. You got fixated with only Western history, especially with over doing Napoleon, that I almost contemplated leaving this channel. Thank you, and hope for more diversity from around the world history.

  • SolarChams
    SolarChams 4 개월 전 +1

    Always great watching history, we all love our nations history and we have a proud history to relate to

  • Sebastian Corleone
    Sebastian Corleone 4 개월 전 +5

    Oh man been waiting on this one, thank you so much for the high quality documentaries! ❤

  • Tobi
    Tobi 4 개월 전 +19

    Yay Epic history is back!! I had followed you since the day you started posting Napoleonic content.


    I have little knowledge about the middle east ancient medieval era and it came to be very interesting and I have this great fascination about the Muslim world I'm very thankful to the released of this very detailed video. Again a great work from my beloved channel, epic history tv.

  • Conker Von Zap
    Conker Von Zap 4 개월 전 +42

    As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu llāhi wa-barakātuhu to all the Epic History TV team ❤️

  • JC
    JC 4 개월 전 +2

    Epic History TV, I hope you can make another and different history events in other countries that would be very interesting to learn.

  • Doston Sanatovich
    Doston Sanatovich 4 개월 전 +1

    👏👏👏 Amazing, always loved your content but this one is especially excellent !

  • Dave Xorus
    Dave Xorus 4 개월 전 +4

    You are Great team, the topics which covered by others can to see from different perspective with you, and your narrator is best. We need more videos from you.

  • Ayyan Ali
    Ayyan Ali 개월 전

    As a Muslim I appreciate your authentic work, and it's a good way to educate our children regarding history because of the fact that nowadays children prefer to watch rather than reading.

  • sravanti vadrevu
    sravanti vadrevu 4 개월 전 +4

    Searched for videos on the Islamic Golden Age as a supplement while reading House of Wisdom by Jim Al-Khalili (would recommend) and I expected videos only multiple years old - can't believe I found one so recent! Informative and I love the maps so much lol

    • Ali Gfr
      Ali Gfr 4 개월 전

      I had read that book for one of my research projects in history. It is an absolutely phenomenal book and a must read for anyone wanting to learn about the History of Baghdad and the Intellectual and Philosophical Advancements and Developments there.

  • Chris Lee
    Chris Lee 3 개월 전

    4:52: 🎮 Crusader Kings 3 is a detailed and sophisticated medieval strategy game that allows players to experience the challenges of medieval domination.
    8:57: 💥 The Umayyad dynasty is defeated and their morale is broken, leading to the establishment of the Abbasid dynasty in power.
    13:38: 💡 Al-Khayzuran, a former Yemeni slave, rose from concubine to wife of the caliph and wielded significant power during the reign of her husband and son. The reign of al-Rashid was supported by an efficient government and administration, heavily influenced by the Sassanids and utilizing Persian and Central Asian bureaucrats. The Barmakid family played a crucial role in the Abbasid government but fell out of favor and lost control of the vizir position. The court of al-Rashid gained fame and attracted ambassadors from Charlemagne. The Abbasid caliphate thrived as a center of culture, science, arts, and medicine, with the famous House of Wisdom serving as a hub of learning and translation.
    17:50: 📚 The Abbasid caliphate was a period of prosperity, stability, and intellectual and cultural achievement in the Muslim world.
    22:14: 📚 The second part of the Islamic Golden Age describes the calamity of a new civil war, the rise of a new caste of slave soldiers, and the devastating assault of the Mongols.
    Recap by Tammy AI with useful time stamps =)

  • KalonKoi
    KalonKoi 4 개월 전 +4

    absolutely love this ... this channel is always a joy to watch

  • Magister Militum
    Magister Militum 4 개월 전 +26

    Awesome video, can’t wait for part 2! Hopefully sponsored by assassin’s creed mirage set in 9th century Baghdad

  • يوسف الزغول Somb3a 007

    Hello epic history Tv, I love the video sooo much and I would like to share a short story with you.
    I always heard from my family that we trace back to Andalusia (Muslim Spain) and I never believed it until one day I was in a library and found a book about Jordanian family's and their heritage and found out my family (Zghoul, الزغول) traced back to the last ruler of Andalusia and infact my family was one of the family's to conquer the levant (where we sitteld for 300 years) north Africa and Spain and ruled over it.
    I always heard story's like this and was fascinated about it but to actually find out that my ancestors did this was crazy, you can also check the authenticity of my information by simply searching my family name (الزغول) (Zghoul)

  • Ben James
    Ben James 4 개월 전 +4

    Amazing content. Need to see more of this😍

    • Jackaljkljkl
      Jackaljkljkl 4 개월 전 +1

      Kings & Generals did a very good set of videos about the Rashidun Caliphate expansion.

  • Adnan Mambureh
    Adnan Mambureh 4 개월 전

    This one is in an another level ❤
    Thanks for this

  • John V
    John V 4 개월 전

    Really informative and brilliantly presented.

  • eastsidemuu
    eastsidemuu 4 개월 전

    Please do one series on the Mongols!! The way you explain history is EPIC pun intended!!

  • Marc Abdallah
    Marc Abdallah 4 개월 전 +2

    I've been waiting for this coverage for a year now thanks for finally making a video about this era