Last updated on: 10/16/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Map – Tulunids& Abbasids II (877 – 935 CE)

TIME PERIOD: 877 – 935 CE

“In 868 an officer called Ahmad ibn-Tulun, the son of a freed Turkish slave, was sent to Egypt to serve as lieutenant to the governor of the province. A year later he himself became the governor of the province, declared its independence [from the Abbasids] and put a stop to the remittance of annual taxes to the Baghdad treasury. In 877, exploiting the deaths of the governors of Syria and Palestine, he was able, without difficulty, to extend his authority over these provinces as well…

With the rule of ibn-Tulun a period of renewed political, social and cultural activity began in Palestine, after the long period of neglect that marked the hundred years of direct Abbasid rule…”

Moshe Sharon, “The History of Palestine from the Arab Conquest until the Crusades (633-1099),” A History of Israel and the Holy Land, p. 226, The Continuum Publishing Group Inc., 2001

“When ibn-Tulun died in 884 his son Khumawayh seized the reins of power. The Abbasid caliph made an attempt to regain control over Syria and Palestine, and despatched a strong expeditionary force from Iraq, which invaded Palestine in 892. Khumawayh, who was an able statesman as well as a very talented general, scored a decisive victory over this army in a battle near Abu Futrus. After this battle the Abbasids abandoned for a time their attempts to take Palestine from the Tulunids. However within a few years of the death of Khumawayh [904] they had managed to regain it with ease.”

Moshe Sharon, “The History of Palestine from the Arab Conquest until the Crusades (633-1099),” A History of Israel and the Holy Land, p. 226-227, The Continuum Publishing Group Inc., 2001

“For the following thirty years (906-935) Palestine remained under Abbasid rule. We have very little information as to what occurred there during that generation.”

Moshe Gil, A History of Palestine 634-1099, p. 315, Cambridge University Press, 1992

MAP KEY
Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights) Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights)
Abbasids Abbasids
Tulunids Tulunids
Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire

Map Showing Tulunids& Abbasids II (877-935 CE), 350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

Map Showing Tulunids& Abbasids II (877-935 CE), 700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem