Almohad Empire
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Almohad Empire

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Almohad Empire
The Almohad Caliphate was a North African Berber Muslim empire founded in the 12th century. ©HistoryMaps
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Almohad Empire

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The Almohad Caliphate was a North African Berber Muslim empire founded in the 12th century. At its height, it controlled much of the Iberian Peninsula (Al Andalus) and North Africa (the Maghreb).The Almohad movement was founded by Ibn Tumart among the Berber Masmuda tribes, but the Almohad caliphate and its ruling dynasty were founded after his death by Abd al-Mu'min al-Gumi. Around 1120, Ibn Tumart first established a Berber state in Tinmel in the Atlas Mountains.

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