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Al-Mansur was the second Abbasid Caliph from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 AD 775 AD). He is generally regarded as the real founder of the Abbasid Caliphate.

In 762 he founded as new imperial residence and palace city Madinat as-Salam (the city of peace), which became the core of the Imperial capital Baghdad.

During his reign, Islamic literature and scholarship in the Islamic world began to emerge in full force, supported by new Abbasid tolerances for Persians and other groups which had been suppressed by the Umayyads.

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Al-Mansur was the second Abbasid Caliph from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 AD 775 AD). He is generally regarded as the real founder of the Abbasid Caliphate.

In 762 he founded as new imperial residence and palace city Madinat as-Salam (the city of peace), which became the core of the Imperial capital Baghdad.

During his reign, Islamic literature and scholarship in the Islamic world began to emerge in full force, supported by new Abbasid tolerances for Persians and other groups which had been suppressed by the Umayyads. More...

 
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