Kalbids

Kalbids

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kalbids were a Shia Muslim dynasty in Sicily, which ruled from 948 to 1053 (see List of Shi'a Muslim dynasties).In 827, in the midst of internal Byzantine conflict, the Aghlabids arrived at Marsala in Sicily, with a fleet of 10,000 men under the command of Asad ibn al-Furat. Palermo was conquered in 831 and became the new capital. Syracuse fell in 878 and in 902 the last Byzantine outpost, Taormina, was taken. At the same time various Muslim incursions into southern Italy occurred, with new Emirates being founded in Taranto and Bari. During this period there were constant power struggles amongst the Muslims. Nominally the island was under rule of the Aghlabids and later the Fatimids.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135913808
  • 9786135913804