Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031 by Roger Collins(auth.), John Lynch(eds.)

By Roger Collins(auth.), John Lynch(eds.)

Roger Collins, a number one historian, investigates a time in Spanish historical past recognized for its multi-religious society - while Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in obvious concord - revealing a fuller, extra advanced photograph of this attention-grabbing period. 

  • Presents new rules and interpretations of a desirable but a lot misunderstood interval of Spanish and Islamic heritage
  • A wide and complicated therapy of the tenure of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain
  • Debunks myths and investigates the historiography of latest scholarship of the interval

Content:
Chapter 1 Al?Andalus (pages 14–49):
Chapter 2 The Asturian nation (pages 50–82):
Chapter three The Christians of al?Andalus (pages 83–103):
Chapter four priests, Books, and Saints within the Christian North (pages 104–120):
Chapter five Al?Andalus (pages 121–137):
Chapter 6 the dominion of Leon, 910–1037 (pages 138–165):
Chapter 7 Al?Andalus (pages 166–204):
Chapter eight the dominion of Navarre and the Pyrenean Counties, 799–1035 (pages 205–237):
Chapter nine The County of Castile, c.860–1037 (pages 238–256):

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H . afs¯un that he had given refuge for a time to one of these sons ´ of ‘Abd All¯ah, implying that he had had to flee from Cordoba. This would suggest this episode was more complex than the basic account implies. ayy¯an, whose narrative provides everything else that we know about it. m¯an III. Not surprisingly, the official records may not have preserved the true story of the fate of his father, and historians writing under the patronage of subsequent Umayyad rulers did not wish to discuss it. m¯an III that his own chosen heir, the future al-H .

In consequence, we lack the kind of evidence in al-Andalus for local society, its ethnic composition, naming practices, land holding, economic exchanges, pious giving, social structures, legal and other values, and much else besides that can be recovered to a much greater extent from the documentary records of the Christian north. 24 Overall, while the politics and military activity of the Umayyad court can be depicted, sometimes in a remarkable degree of detail, knowledge of Andalusi society and its economy at the local level is at best thin and generalized.

In some regions the 63 Ibn H . azm, Jamharat Ansab al-Arab (Beirut, 1983). 38 AL-ANDALUS: WAR AND SOCIETY, 796–888 pre-conquest elite managed to retain power, as seems the case with the Ban¯u Qas¯ı. ” Other such dynasties of local warlords existed, but the Ban¯u Qas¯ı are by far the best known and for a long time the most successful. If the suggestion that M¯usa ibn Fortun was the first of their line to appear in our sources is correct, it might imply that the conversion of the family took place between his generation and that of his father, Fortunatus; roughly in the middle of the eighth century, and not, therefore, in the immediate aftermath of the conquest.

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