Dating a tunisian man
From the beginning of the 8th century Tunis was the chef-lieu of the area: it became the Arabs' naval base in the western Mediterranean Sea, and took on considerable military importance.
but the city benefited from economic improvements and quickly became the second most important in the kingdom.
In 1048 the Zirid ruler Al-Muizz ibn Badis rejected his city's obedience to the Fatimids and re-established Sunni rites throughout all of Ifriqiya.
This decision infuriated the Shi'ite caliph Al-Mustansir Billah.
Some scholars relate it to the Phoenician goddess Tanith ('Tanit or Tanut), as many ancient cities were named after patron deities.
Some scholars claim that it originated from Tynes, which was mentioned by Diodorus Siculus and Polybius in the course of descriptions of a location resembling present-day Al-Kasbah; Tunis's old Berber Bourgade.
The governor appointed by Béjaïa, having reestablished order in the country, did not hesitate to free himself from the Hammadids to found the Khurasanid dynasty with Tunis as its capital.
This small independent kingdom picked up the threads of trade and commerce with other nations, and brought the region back to peace and prosperity.
Early on, Tunis played a military role; the Arabs recognized the strategic importance of its proximity to the Strait of Sicily.
These writers belonged to peoples in competition, and often in conflict, with Carthage.
Situated on a hill, Tunis served as an excellent point from which the comings and goings of naval and caravan traffic to and from Carthage could be observed.
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