The Formation of Al-Andalus: Part 1 - History and Society (The Formation of the Classical Islamic World No. 46)

The Formation of Al-Andalus: Part 1 - History and Society (The Formation of the Classical Islamic World No. 46)

By: Professor Lawrence I. Conrad (series_editor), Manuela Marin (volume_editor)Hardback

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These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social structures, the continuing interaction between Christian and Muslim, and describe the particular development and characteristics of Muslim Spain- al-Andalus. Together, they comprise 38 articles, of which 32 have been translated into English specially for this publication. The first volume focuses on political and social history, and looks in detail at settlement patterns and urbanisation; the second examines questions of language and covers the brilliant cultural and intellectual history of the period.

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Manuela Marin, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain Emilio de Santiago Simon, Maria Jesus Viguera Molins, Heinz Halm, Miguel Cruz Hernandez, Eduardo Manzano Moreno, Luis Molina, Pierre Guichard, Mikel de Epalza, Alfonso Carmona Gonzalez, Sonia Gutierrez Lloret, Leopoldo Torres Balbas, Maribel Fierro, Alberto Canto Garcia, Manuel Acien Almansa, Jacinto Bosch Vila, Joaquin Vallve Bermejo, Miquel Barcelo, Juan Zozaya, Maria Luisa Avila.


Contents: Introduction; The itineraries of the Muslim conquest of al-Andalus in the light of a new source: Ibn al-Shabbat, Emilio de Santiago SimA^3n; The Muslim settlement of Spania/al-Andalus, Maria JesA * s Viguera MolA-ns; Al-Andalus and Gothica Sors, Heinz Halm; The social structure of al-Andalus during the Muslim occupation (711-755) and the founding of the Umayyad monarchy, Miguel Cruz HernA!ndez; The settlement and organisation of the Syrian Junds in al-Andalus, Eduardo Manzano Moreno; An Arab among the Muwallads: Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Salam al-Khushani, Luis Molina; The population of the region of Valencia during the first two centuries of Muslim rule, Pierre Guichard; Mozarabs: an emblematic Christian minority in Islamic al-Andalus, MA-kel de Epalza; From the Roman to the Arab: the rise of the city of Murcia, Alfonso Carmona GonzA!lez; From Civitas to Madina: destruction and formation of the city in south-east al-Andalus: the archaeological debate, Sonia Gutierrez Lloret; Cities founded by the Muslims in al-Andalus, Leopoldo Torres BalbA!s; Four questions in connection with Ibn Hafsun, Maribel Fierro; From the Sikkat al-Andalus to the mint of Madinat al-Zahra', Alberto Canto GarcA-a; Settlement and fortification in southern al-Andalus: the formation of a land of Husun, Manuel Acien Almansa; Considerations with respect to Al-Thaghr in al-Andalus and the political-administrative division of Muslim Spain, Jacinto Bosch VilA!; The zalmedina of CA^3rdoba, Joaquin Vallve Bermejo; The manifest caliph: Umayyad ceremony in CA^3rdoba, or the staging of power, Miquel BarcelA^3; Eastern influences in al-Andalus, Juan Zozaya; The structure of the family in al-Andalus, MarA-a Luisa Auvila; Index.

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  • publication date: 21/12/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780860787082
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 540
  • ID: 9780860787082
  • weight: 1179
  • ISBN10: 0860787087

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