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History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
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History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
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History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: New Kingdom
New Kingdom (ca 1580 -1085 bc.) The Hyksos people The so called 'Hyksos' invasion, which was most likely composed of several small groups of different people infiltrating the delta during the 13th Dynasty, meant the end of the Middle Kingdom. The Hyksos...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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How the political crises of the modern Muslim world created the climate for
Other than the Ottoman dynasty's very late and disputed claim to the title, no attempt has been made to re-establish a caliphate since the fall of the Abbasid dynasty at the hands of the Mongols in 1258.
Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom
The scientific legacy of the Abbasid dynasty: among the most famous of this era′s intellectual epicentres was Baghdad′s House of Wisdom, at the time the largest repository of books in the world.
Islamic State and the Assassins: reviving fanciful tales of the medieval Orient
As a minority Shi'ite Muslim community, they faced hostility from the Sunni-Abbasid establishment (the third caliphate after the death of the Prophet Muhammed) and their political overlords, the Seljuq Turks, from very early on.
Iran-Saudi conflict and the end game
As Peter Brown of Princeton University put it, “in the western imagination, the Islamic [Abbasid] empire stands as the quintessence of an oriental power.
5 facts about Sunnis and Shiites that help make sense of the Saudi-Iran crisis
Shiite Muslims consider him the only legitimate caliph, while Sunnis consider the successive caliphates claimed by dynasties such as the Umayyads, the Abbasids and the Ottomans as legitimate. The way the two groups view themselves is shown in their ...

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