• History of Baghdad

    History of Baghdad

    The history of Baghdad begins when city of Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد‎ Baġdād) was founded in the mid 8th century as the Abbasid capital, following the Abbasid victory over the Umayyad Caliphate. It replaced the Sassanid capital of Seleucia-Ctesiphon some 35 km to the south-east, which was mostly depopulated by the end of the 8th century. Baghdad was the center of the Arab caliphate during the "Golden Age of Islam " of the 9th and 10th centuries, growing to be the largest city worldwide by the beginning of the 10th century. It began to decline in the "Iranian Intermezzo " of the 9th to 11th centuries, and was destroyed in the Mongolian invasion in 1258.

  • Syrian Catholic Archeparchy of Baghdad

    The Syriac Catholic Archeparchy of Baghdad is a non-metropolitan archeparchy (Eastern Catholic archdiocese) of the Syriac Catholic Church sui iuris (Antiochian Rite in Syriac language ) for the central part of Iraq.

  • Timeline of Baghdad

    The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Siege of Baghdad (1157)

    The Siege of Baghdad in 1157 was the last Seljuq attempt to capture Baghdad from the Abbasids. Caliph al-Muqtafi successfully defended his capital against the coalition armies of Seljuq Sultan Muhammad of Hamadan and Qutb ad-Din of Mosul.

  • The Liberace of Baghdad

    The Liberace of Baghdad is a 2005 British documentary film by filmmaker Sean McAllister focusing on the life and music of Iraqi pianist Samir Peter and his family in wartime Baghdad. The film received a 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury award as well as the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best British Documentary. Samir Peter previously appeared in the 2004 documentary Voices of Iraq .

  • Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad

    Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad (Latin: Bagdathen(sis) Latinorum) is a Catholic diocese of the Roman/Latin Rite located in the city of Baghdad in Iraq. It has jurisdiction over three parishes of 2,500 Latin Rite Catholics who live throughout Iraq. The diocese is immediately subject to the Holy See and operates alongside seven Chaldean dioceses, three Syrian Catholic, one Greek-Melkite, and one Armenian Catholic diocese. The Archdiocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad, not to be confused with the Cathedral of St. Joseph located in Ankawa, Iraq.

  • Battle of Baghdad

    Battle, Capture, Fall, or Siege of Baghdad may refer to:

  • List of mayors of Baghdad

  • Government of Baghdad

    The government of Baghdad is divided into a hierarchy of governments that both aid governance and provide bottom-up representation. The city constitutes a new “capital territory” whose structure differs from other parts of the country.

  • Armenian Catholic Archeparchy of Baghdad

    The Armenian Catholic Archeparchy of Baghdad is a non-metropolitan Archeparchy (Eastern Catholic archdiocese ) of the Armenian Catholic Church, covering Iraq.

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