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- See Umayyad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Omayyad.
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- n. the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
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Dialogue with Islam is the only civilian rule, effective for interacting with everyone, taking into account all that has been achieved over the course of history especially during the periods known as the Ommiad (7th - 8th century) and Abbasids (8th - 13th century).
Arabian civilization, for about four centuries under the Ommiad and
The Abbasids treacherously murdered nearly all the members of the Ommiad family, but one survivor escaped to Spain, where he founded at Cordova an independent Ommiad dynasty.
Carrhae was the residence of Merwan, the last of the Ommiad caliphs, and became the centre of a famous Mussulman school, where, in the tenth century, many Greek works were translated into Arabic.
After the caliphs of the Ommiad dynasty, one of whom had a Jew as his mint-master, those of the
Arabian authors only once cite Palencia in the division of the provinces previous to the Ommiad dynasty.
Ibn-al-Arabi was governor of Saragossa, and one of the Spanish-Arab chieftains in league against Abdel-Rhaman, the last offshoot of the Ommiad caliphs, who, with the assistance of the Berbers, had seized the government of Spain.
End of the Ommiad and rise of the Abbasside dynasty of caliphs; all the family of the former, except Abderrahman, put to death.
Ommiad dynasty formed the gigantic library at Cordova, and that there were at least seventy others in the colleges that were scattered through the kingdom of Granada.
The _Ommiad_ dynasty at _Cordova_ had disappeared under the assaults of Christians, and of the _Moors_ of Africa.