Jan 8, 2021 • 1HR 17M

The Anarchy at Samarra, part II: Rise of the Turks

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As you’ll hear toward the end of the recording, what was supposed to be a two-part series on the Anarchy at Samarra has become a three-part series, with the conclusion on the way next week. This week’s episode picks up from where we left off before the holiday, with the civil war between al-Amin and al-Maʾmun over, and looks at the rise of Turkish soldi…

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