Fall of Baghdad

Week 14: Nomadic Challenges IDs

Fall of Baghdad


- Main project of Hulegu (a grandson of Chingis Khan)

- Fall of Baghdad was a key result of his conquests in 1258

- Abbasid caliph murdered signaling the end of the dynasty that had ruled since the mid-8th century and taking away the central authority of Islamic civilization

- 800,000 people killed when the city resisted

- Coming of the Mongols was detrimental to the history of Islam when it did destroy the capital at Baghdad

- Other important cities were also destroyed



The Battle of Baghdad resulting in the fall of the Islamic capital