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

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…

This episode is for paying subscribers