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The Almohads : the rise of an Islamic empire

Author: Allen James Fromherz
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. ©2010
Series: Library of Middle East history, v. 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did an obscure Islamic visionary found an empire? The Almohad Empire at its zenith in the 12th century was the major power in the Mediterranean and North Africa, ruling a huge region from the Atlas Mountains to Andalusia. Effective administration was backed by military force, and the empire was the seat of a 12th-century renaissance in the fortunes of Islamic power in North Africa and the western Muslim world.  Read more...
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Fromherz, Allen James.
Almohads.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)424559934
Named Person: Muḥammad Ibn Tūmart; Muḥammad Ibn Tūmart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen James Fromherz
ISBN: 9781441679154 1441679154
OCLC Number: 680017797
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
The life of Ibn Tūmart and the birth of the Almohad movement --
The rise of the Almohads: the tribal roots of monotheism --
The doctrine of Muḥammad Ibn Tūmart: Madhī of the Almohads --
The rise of the Almohads in context --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Library of Middle East history, v. 18.
Responsibility: Allen J. Fromherz.

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Fromherz, drawing on medieval Arabic and Berber sources, analyses the myths and history surrounding the origins and rise of the Almohad Empire.  Read more...

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