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Caliphs and Kings : Spain, 796-1031 - Roger Collins

Caliphs and Kings

Spain, 796-1031

Hardcover Published: 7th May 2012
ISBN: 9780631181842
Number Of Pages: 328

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Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period. 

  • Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish and Islamic history
  • A broad and complex treatment of the tenure of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain
  • Debunks myths and investigates the historiography of existing scholarship of the period

?A blessing for faculty, but also a very useful introduction for students.?  (H-Soz-u-Kult, March 2014)

?Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796?1031is a book for readers who seek interesting stories culled from Christian historical sources from the period from 796?1031, rather than for those who seek a book on the caliphal aspects of the same period.? (Project Muse, 1 June 2014)

?Supported by useful royal genealogies and a vast bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.? (Choice, 1 November 2012)

?Dr Collins has provided a commendably clear, insightful and scholarly guide to the Umayyad period in Iberia. This latest volume maintains the high standard of Wiley-Blackwell's distinguished History of Spain series.? ?Simon Barton, University of Exeter

Genealogies viii

Maps xi

Introduction 1

1 Al-Andalus:War and Society, 796?888 14

2 The Asturian Kingdom: Chroniclers and Kings, 791?910 50

3 The Christians of al-Andalus 83

4 Monks, Books, and Saints in the Christian North 104

5 Al-Andalus: Local Government versus the Capital, 888?928 121

6 TheKingdomofLe┬┤ on, 910?1037 138

7 Al-Andalus: Umayyad Triumph and Disaster, 912?1031 166

8 The Kingdom of Navarre and the Pyrenean Counties, 799?1035 205

9 The County of Castile, c.860?1037 238

Bibliography 257

Glossary 300

Acknowledgments 302

Index 304

ISBN: 9780631181842
ISBN-10: 0631181849
Series: A History of Spain
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 7th May 2012
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.49 x 15.74  x 2.14
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1