Connection with Japan 50 ~Islamic dynasty~
The expansion of Islamic power was remarkable in the 8th century.
To the west, after controlling North Africa, it conquered the Iberian Peninsula in 711.
Then, in 732, he clashes with Carl-Martel of the Frankish kingdom.
The kingdom of Frank was victorious in this battle, and the Christian world of Western Europe was defended.
Nevertheless, Islamic forces remain in the Iberian Peninsula.
Looking to the east, Xuanzong was in power in China, and the Tang empire was in its heyday.
However, in 751 he was defeated by the Abbasid dynasty at the bank of the Taras River.
At this time, the papermaking method was introduced to West Asia and Europe.
In 755, the An Lushan Rebellion began to rise, and the Tang prosperity begins to decline.
In Japan, the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple was completed after the Nara period.
It was a century where the rise of Islamic forces was felt in the world.
Reference: Glossary of World History (Yamakawa Publishing)