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Under Aghlabid rule there were massive land reforms in Sicily, which ended the semi-feudalist large land holder society and brought greater prosperity to the masses of the region.   The Muslims also introduced crop rotation and greatly improved the irrigation systems on the island.  This led to a huge increase in efficiency and overall productivity.  This helped to feed the now quickly growing population and bring new found wealth to the island.  The Muslims also brought in an abundance of new crops such as saffron, oranges, lemons, apricots, and artichokes which became staples of the Sicilian diet.

In 909 the Fatmid dynasty overthrew the ruling Aghlabid dynasty and assumed power over Sicily.  The Fatmid’s continued to continue on the conquest for the rest of Sicily.  This conquest, however, was set back by rebellions, most notably the rebellion of the Berbers from within the Sicily.  The rebellion actually temporarily ousted the Fatmid’s from power from 913-916 in which the Berbers take control.  The Fatmid dynasty and eternity clavin klein was soon put back into power in 1916, through a rebellion which was loyal to their cause.  Although the Fatmid’s were afflicted by rebellions from both the Berber’s and the Christians, the dynasty was still able to function with a fair amount of success.  The population of Sicily continued to grow, and technology and farming in the area continued to advance.  Also by the end of their rule, the Fatmid dynasty had brought the entire island firmly under Muslim control.  The population had continued to merge as well, creating a new and unique culture and calvin klein euphoria men.  The Muslims also introduced a thriving textile industry to the island, which continued to bring more wealth to the island and establish a new basis of trade for Sicily.  Palermo continued to grow and thrive under Fatmid rule.  Ibn Jubayr, who describes Palermo during Fatmid rule as follows:  “It is the metropolis of the islands, combining the benefits of wealth and splendour, and having all that you could wish of beauty, real or apparent, and all the needs of subsistence, mature and fresh. It is an ancient and elegant city, magnificent and gracious, and seductive to look upon. Proudly set between its open spaces and plains filled with gardens, with broad roads and avenues, it dazzles the eyes with its perfection. It is a wonderful place, built in the Cordova style, entirely from cut stone known as kadhan [a soft limestone]. A river splits the town, and four springs gush in its suburbs…. The king roams through the gardens and courts for amusement and pleasure……. The Christian women of this city follow the fashion of Muslim women, are fluent of speech, wrap their cloaks about them, and are veiled.” (FSTC Limited)

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