How did the Abbasids emerge?

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How did the Abbasids emerge?

Post by ghost » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:26 am

Do you have any ideas about the following? :scratch:

How did the Abbasids emerge?
What are the primary sources and manuscripts about the Abbasids?
What language or languages are the sources in?
Are there any sources external to the Abbasids?
Are they history proper, just legends, or a combination thereof?
Did the Abbasid revolution really happen as such, or is it partly or totally legendary?
Did Saffah exist? What is really known about him?

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