750- 1258 CE - The Abbasid's were a dynasty in Damascus established by Abu al-Abbas. The Abbasids improved relations among Arab and non-Arab Muslims. They allowed Muslims of any ethnic origin to hold civil and military office in government. The natural result was far greater ethnic diversity and even greater acceptance of intermarriage. In 762 CE , the Abbasid's built Baghdad, now in Iraq, and made it their capital city. The Abbasid dynasty represented a golden age of learning and prosperity for the Muslim people. Though the Abbasids were prosperous, internal power struggles and financial corruption ultimately contributed to their demise in the thirteenth century.
750 CE - 1542