Rulers and realms in medieval Iberia, 711-1492 (Book, 2019) []
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Rulers and realms in medieval Iberia, 711-1492

Rulers and realms in medieval Iberia, 711-1492

Author: Timothy M Flood
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Muslim conquest of Iberia in 711 began nearly eight centuries of struggle for control of the peninsula. The invaders quickly achieved military supremacy, but political dominance was less complete. Within a few years, a small band of Christian rebels defied Muslim authority, establishing their own ruling class in the northern mountains of Asturias."--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy M Flood
ISBN: 9781476674711 147667471X
OCLC Number: 1024256509
Description: x, 235 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: On the eve of conquest: before 711 --
The Visigoths in Iberia --
The Arab conquest of North Africa --
Count Julian and Musa ibn Nusayr --
The Muslim invasion and the period of governors: 711/756 --
The Muslim invasion of Iberia --
The arrival of Musa Ibn Nusayr: 712/714 --
The campaigns of Abd al-Aziz: 714/716 --
The administration of al-Hurr: 716/718 --
Pelagius (Pelayo) and the beginning of christian resistance --
A rapid succession of governors and muslim expansion north of the Pyrenees --
Berber uprising and civil war --
Expansion of Asturias during the reign of Alfonso I (739/757) --
Umayyad Emirs and the emergence of the Christian North: 756/912 --
The rise of Abd al-Rahman Ibn Marwan --
The Christian North during the time of Abd al-Rahman I --
The Asturian Kingdom and the reigns of Hisham I (788/796) and al-Hakam I (796/822) --
Carolingian influence in the Pyrenees after 778 --
Carolingian control rebuffed in the Western Pyrenees --
The Banu Qasi and Pamplona versus Cordoba --
Ramiro I (842/850) of Asturias --
Mid-ninth-century changes in leadership --
Internal unrest in al-Andalus under Muhammad I (852/886) --
The short, unfortunate reign of al-Mundhir (886/888) --
The reign of Abd Allah (888/912) --
Emerging independence in the Eastern Pyrenean counties --
Fortun Garces (880?/905), the last of his dynasty in Navarre. The age of Abd al-Rahman III: 912/961 --
Abd al-Rahman III restores the authority of Cordoba --
The sons of Alfonso III: 910/925 --
The struggle for La Rioja --
The Christian North in a state of flux: 925/931 --
The surging influence of Castile --
The Emir Abd al-Rahman III (912/961) becomes Caliph --
The resumption of conflicts during the Reign of Ramiro II (931/951) --
Cordoro III (951/956), Sancho I (956...966), and Ordofio IV (958/959) --
From dominance to decadence in al-Andalus: 961/1031 --
The Kingdoms of Leon and Navarre in contest with al-Hakam II (961/976) --
The Reign of Hisham II (976...1013) and the usurpation of al-Mansur --
The Christian North oppressed by the dictatorship of al-Mansur --
Abd al-Malik al-Muzaffar (1002/1008) maintains muslim dominance over the north --
The short dictatorship of Sanchuelo (1008/1009) --
Sancho Garcia aligns with Caliph Sulayman against Caliph Muhammad II: 1009 --
From Ali Ibn Hammud (1016/1018) to Hisham III (1027/1031) the Christian North benefits from the civil war in al-Andalus.
Responsibility: Timothy M. Flood.


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