chronology of the governors of Al-Andalus to the accession of ʻAbd Al-Raḥmān I

by Graham Vincent Sumner

Publisher: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1986. in Toronto

Written in English
Published: Pages: 469 Downloads: 379
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  • Arabs -- Spain -- Andalusia -- History,
  • Spain -- History -- 711-1516,
  • Andalusia (Spain) -- History

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StatementG.V. Sumner.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [422]-469.
Number of Pages469
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  Notes, literature, an extensive bibliography, a chronology, a glossary, architectural plans, mmaps showing the extent of al-Andalus at various stages in its history, and an index are provided. Thus, the volume addresses a general as well as a specialized audience and serves both as an introduction to the visual world of a nearly vanished Reviews: 4.   ʿAbd al-Raḥmān III, first caliph and greatest ruler of the Umayyad Arab Muslim dynasty of Spain. He reigned as hereditary emir (“prince”) of Córdoba from October and took the title of caliph in ʿAbd al-Raḥmān succeeded his grandfather ʿAbd Allāh as emir of Córdoba in . Chris Lowney includes a chapter on Alfonso X’s translation activity in his A Vanished World: Medieval Spain’s Golden Age of Enlightenment (New York: Free Press, ), as well as chapters on related cross-cultural issues such as Andalusi science, conversion, theology, and the Christian conquest of al-Andalus. On the history of the Moriscos.   The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of Al-Andalus explores the culture of Iberia from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and to the centuries following the Christian conquest, when Arabic continued to be used. While the focus is on literature, the study extends to the related fields of philosophy, art, architecture and Reviews: 1.

Surprisingly, there is a kingdom that had their golden age in this period of time. It is recorded in history as the kingdom of Al-Andalus or further known as Andalucia. Al-Andalus also commonly referred, as ‘Moorish Spain’ or ‘Muslim Spain’ is located at the portion of the Iberian Peninsula and is controlled by Muslim Government. For years the political history of Al Andalus had lacked a competent historian. My appetite was created by Bernard Reilly in his hugely exciting book on the confrontation of the Christians with Islam from c to in the age of El Cid. This interest was itself nurtured by driving holidays in Spain which took in Cordoba and s: The decline of Al Andalus started with government in his caliohate was given to Al Mansur. Al Mansur Great islamic warrior in Al was the Hayib of Hisham II and fought against the Christiand very succesfully.   al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس‎, trans. al-ʼAndalus; Spanish: al-Ándalus; Portuguese: al-Ândalus; Aragonese: al-Andalus; Catalan: al-Àndalus; Berber: Andalus or Wandalus), also known as Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia, was a medieval Muslim cultural domain and territory occupying at its peak most of what are today Spain and Portugal. At its greatest geographical extent in the eighth.

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– In a raid across western al-Andalus, Alfonso II of Asturias captures and sacks Lisbon, but does not retain it. – Basques revolt and kill the local Cordovan governor in Pamplona (Mutarrif ibn-Musa). – Charlemagne takes Barcelona. From the 8th century to the 11th century, al-Andalus covered most of the Iberian peninsula, and then gradually contracted in the face of Christian expansion until, by mid way through the 13th century, all that was left was a strip about kilometres wide (constituting the minor state or taifa of Granada) running along the south coast between Almería and Algeciras.

Al-Andalus (Arabic: الأَنْدَلُس ‎) was the name of the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim rule, it is used by modern historians as an umbrella term for the former Islamic states in Iberia. At its greatest geographical extent, its territory occupied most of the peninsula and a part of present-day southern France, Septimania (8th century), and for nearly a century (9th–10th.

A detailed chronology of al-Andalus is maintained on Wikipedia: Timeline of the Muslim presence in the Iberian Peninsula. Euratlas maps by century are thus. Euratlas maps by century are thus. ,, Al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس) was the Arabic name given to those parts of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims, or Moors, at various times in the period between and As a political domain or domains, it was successively a province of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Caliphate of Córdoba (), and finally the Caliphate of Córdoba's taifa (successor) kingdoms.

Ṣāʿid al-Andalusī was born in Almería in Al-Andalus during the Banu Dhiʼb-n-Nun dynasty and died in Toledo. His Arab origins came from the tribe of Taghlib and his family had fled Cordova to take refuge in Almería during the civil war. The toponym al-Andalus is first attested to by inscriptions on coins minted by the new Muslim government in Iberia, circa (the uncertainty in the year is due to the fact that the coins were bilingual in Latin and Arabic and the two inscriptions differ as to the year of minting).

[citation needed]The etymology of the name has traditionally been derived from the name of the Vandals. Abassid caliph Abū Ja’far al-Manṣūr made a serious attempt to regain control of Al-Andalus.

It was seven years before ‘Abd al-Raḥmān felt strong enough to challenge their hold on Toledo. In he sent two of his most trusted commanders, Badr and Tammām b. ‘Alqama, against the city where Hishām b. Richly illustrated with outstanding photographs, it shows the achievements of this extraordinary time.

Written in an accessible form, this book sets out the fascinating events from the conquest up to the final expulsion of the people of al-Andalus from Spain, a tale which has. The two volumes of The Formation of al-Andalus 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 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. Al-Andalus: 8th Century.

Consolidation. In Muslim forces, following the orders of the governor of Africa, Musa ibn Nusayr, and under the command of Tariq ibn Ziyad, crossed the straits of Gibraltar and defeated the army of the Visigothic king Roderic somewhere inland from Tarifa. In the following year, Musa himself led an army across the straits and took over command of the conquest.

Yusuf of Al Andalus History - It was proposed as a subordinate territory with Ifriqiya, so, for the first few decades, the governor of al-Andalus was appointed by emir Kairouan, instead of Caliph in Damascus.

The regional capital has been set up in Córdoba, and the first entry of the Muslim settlers is widely 's small army. The term al-Andalus comes from "land of the Vandals." The Conquest of al-Andalus ( – ) After the fall of the Byzantine capital and base at Carthage in the Maghrib inthe Muslim armies turned their attention to the conquest of Iberia.

North Africa and Iberia had a long history of political, cultural, and commercial ties. (ca. /), last governor of al-Andalus before the accession to power of the Umayyad ʿAbd al-Raḥmān I. Great grandson of the conqueror of the Mag̲h̲rib, ʿUḳba b.

governor of al-Andalus. He succeeded Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-As̲h̲d̲j̲aʿī in this office at the end of III or at the beginning of /, and retained it until his death in / ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, who had already governed Spain provisionally for about two months in.

Initially al-Andalus would have imported much of what it required, commercially and agriculturally. Then, as its own manufacturing ability improved it began to participate fully, exporting wrought iron, glass, ceramics (the famous azulejo tiles that are still manufactured) paper goods, woollen an leatherwork was highly prized (it still is, although tourists are often palmed off.

ʿAbd al-Rāḥmān b. Zayd al-Lak̲h̲mī (or al-Bakrī) Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, conqueror of the western Mag̲h̲rib and of Spain.

He was born in 19/; his father had been in the immediate entourage of Muʿāwiya [ q.v.].Mūsā was at first appointed by the caliph ʿAbd al-Malik to collect the k̲h̲arād̲j̲ at al-Baṣra, but having been suspected of embezzlement, he fled and took.

The Almoravid conquest of al-Andalus, The establishment of the Almoravid regime in al-Andalus The reign of 'Ali b. Yusuf b. Tashfin: the years of victory, 1 72 The structure of Almoravid government in al-Andalus The reign of 'Ali b. YUsuf b. Tashfin: the years of decline, 8. The Second Taifas 9.

This is the first study in English of the political history of Muslim Spain and Portugal, based on Arab sources. It provides comprehensive coverage of events across the whole of the region from to the fall of Granada in Up till now the history of this region has been badly neglected in comparison with studies of other states in medieval Europe.3/5(2).

The physician reported the arrival of a copy of Dioscorides’s work Materia Medica, on medicinal features of plants, to al-Andalus. The book was a present made to the caliph of al-Andalus, in AH (‒ CE) (“If I am not mistaken,” wrote the chronicler), from Armāniūs, or Romanus, who was co-emperor at that time.

The book was. The collapse of the final Moslem kingdom of al-Andalus. Mohammed XII surrendered the Crown of Castile " and the Moorish King and the Moors who were with him for their part could not disguise the sadness and pain they felt for the joy of the Christians, and certainly with much reason on account of their loss, for Granada is the most distinguished and chief thing in the world ".

The Akhbār majmū‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahmān III (), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of Arabic text dealing with the early history of al-Andalus has aroused more controversy, and its contents and origin have occupied.

The conquest and the rule of the governors of Damascus --The civil wars. Synopsis --The annals of ʻABD al-Raḥmān I --Scenes from the lives of the Umayyad emirs --The caliph of al-Andalus. Series Title: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East. Other Titles: Akhbār majmūʻah fī fatḥ al-Andalus.

The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used.

The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including /5(2). One of those to escape with his life, was a young Abd Ar-Rahman al Ghafiqi. Eleven years later inthe now – governor of Al-Andalus would once again cross the Pyrenees, this time at the head of a massive army of his own.

Al Ghafiqi’s legions laid waste to Navarre and Gascony, first destroying Auch, and then Bordeaux. Isidro de Beja (Isidorus Pacensis) recalls the arrival of the large Moorish army that invaded his homeland.

In the confines of a small, remote monastery in the Muslim-ruled Hispania, he writes his chronicles of how his homeland fell apart because of the discord among the local elites and opportunity seized by the growing Umayyad Caliphate to conquer the region.

Last fall, I travelled all over Al-Andalus in the footsteps of philosophers, poets, warriors and great mystics Sufi’s like Ibn-Arabi. If you are interested in philosophy, science history and intercultural transmission of knowledge, Al- Andalus is your place and I invite you to read further.

Al-Andalus represents a singular, tragic and wonderful moment of cultural. 'Abd al-Raḥmān won the laqab (sobriquet) al-Nasir li-Dīn Allāh – Defender of God's Faith – in his early 20s when he supported the Maghrawa in North Africa against Fatimid expansion and rose to the Caliphate.

His half-century reign (–) of al-Andalus – Muslim Iberian Spain – was known for its religious tolerance. (shelved 8 times as al-andalus) avg rating — 2, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Notes, literature, an extensive bibliography, a chronology, a glossary, architectural plans, maps showing the extent of al-Andalus at various stages in its history, and an index are provided.

Thus, the volume addresses a general as well as a specialized audience and serves both as an introduction to the visual world of a nearly vanished culture. Between the dramatic changes of the 8th century and the splendour of the 10th, the 9th century might best be described as combining turbulence with periods of prosperity.

Territorially, al-Andalus still controlled most of the Iberian Peninsula, although the emerging Christian kingdoms of the North West were gradually inching their way south.

Already, by the second half of the 8th century a. 1. God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, This covers the early history of Islamic Spain and it's role in shaping Europe. 2. Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain: This covers the details after the fall of Islamic Spain u.From when they arrived on the Iberian Peninsula until when scholars contribute a wide-ranging series of essays and catalogue entries which are fully companion to the illustrations ( in color) of the spectacular art and architecture of the nearly vanished culture.

91/2x/2 they were expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella, the Muslims were a powerful force in al-Andalus, as they Reviews: 2.