Berbers and Arabs: Revolts and New States

The Berber Revolt, the Third Fitna, the end of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Abbasid Revolution, Sufism, Ibadism, Barghouta, Sijilmasa, Djebel Nefoussa, Arwa the Kairouanese, the Fihrids, the Muhallabids, the Rustumids, the Idrisids, the Arab troop revolts, and concluding with Ibrahim Ibn Al-Aghlab, the founder of the Aghlabid dynasty (800-909 CE).
22 April 2023
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Mixing & Sound Design"},{"user_id":"2571","role":"Illustration"},{"user_id":"1540","role":"Editorial Support & Production"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Podcast-Ifriqiya-E6_-Berberes-et-arabes_des-revoltes-et-de-nouveaux-Etats.mp3 Ifriqiya à l’époque de transition | Épisode 6 : Berbères et arabes : des révoltes et de nouveaux États - إفريقية في العصر الانتقالي | الحلقة 6 : البربر والعرب : الثورات وظهور الإمارات Épisode 6 : Berbères et arabes : des révoltes et de nouveaux États - الحلقة 6 : البربر والعرب : الثورات وظهور الإمارات La Révolte des Berbères, la Troisième Discorde, la fin du Califat Omeyyade, la Révolution Abbasside, le Sufrisme, l'Ibadisme, Barghouta, Sijilmasa, Djebel Nefoussa, Arwa la Kairouanaise, les Fihrites, les Muhallabites, les Rustumides, les Idrissides, les Révoltes des troupes arabes, pour finir avec Ibrahim Ibn Al-Aghlab, fondateur de la dynastie Aghlabide (800-909C).
Created by
Ghassen Amami
Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Xeima Mateu
Editorial Support & Production
Rym Amami

During the long reign of Hichem Ibn Abd-Al Malik, internal struggles between the Yemeni and Qaysi factions weakened Arab power in Ifriqiya. The abuses of certain governors sparked the anger of Islamic Berber tribes, and the Berber Revolt, led by Maysara, broke out in 122 AH/739 CE and lasted for four years.

A descendant of Oqba, Abderrahmane Ibn Habib, proclaimed himself governor of Ifriqiya a few years before the end of the Umayyad caliphate, which became effective in 132 AH/750 CE. He eventually disavowed the central power embodied by the new caliphate dynasty, the Abbasids, and declared the province's independence.

At the same time, several Kharijite Berber tribal states were established across the Maghreb, and a fugitive Umayyad prince seized Andalusia from the caliphate. Abu Jaafar Al-Mansour, the great Abbasid caliph, raised armies and took years to impose his power in Ifriqiya.

In the meantime, the Muhallabid governors succeeded in ensuring peace and prosperity in the province. The recurrent revolts of the garrison in Tunis threatened their achievements, but a providential man emerged on the scene in Ifriqiya: Ibrahim ibn Al-Aghlab.

We are pleased to have as our guests, Mr. Fathi Bahri, historian and archaeologist specializing in the Middle Ages, former director general of the INP, Mr. Mohamed Ben Abbes, historian specializing in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, Mr. Mohamed Hasan, historian specializing in the Middle Ages, and Mr. Faouzi Mahfoudh, archaeologist and historian specializing in Islamic art and architecture and former General Director of the INP (National Heritage Institute).

*The podcast director extends his sincere thanks to the honorable professors Adnan El Ghali and Nouri Boukhchim.

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Ifriqiya in Transition

"Ifriqiya in Transition" is a podcast that takes you on a journey through one of the most unique periods in history. It covers the province of Roman and Byzantine Africa, which later became known as Ifriqiya to the Arabs. The podcast explores the indigenous Berber peoples and their long history of assimilating different languages and religions. It also covers the arrival of the Arabs, who faced decades of war before they could establish themselves. Six distinguished Tunisian academics, historians and archaeologists, had the great kindness to join us on this journey through time.

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