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Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Janina M. Safran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Al-Andalus, the Arabic name for the medieval Islamic state in Iberia, endured for over 750 years following the Arab and Berber conquest of Hispania in 711. While the popular perception of al-Andalus ... More


Marrakech: The Founding of a City

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter details the founding of the city of Marrakech, which was regarded as a purely original Islamic city —a citadel to the unifying reforms of the Almoravid and Almohad Berber empires. Over ... More


The Epic as Nation: Essay on Herder’s

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A full translation of the Iberian epic, El Cid, remained one of Herder’s most ambitious project throughout his life. Herder drew from several different sources, both Spanish and French, to create an ... More


Muslim Spain: Blurring Subjecthood in Imperial Al-Andalus

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of imperial Al-Andalus or Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia which covers the area of present-day Spain and Portugal. It discusses the myths surrounding the Arab ... More


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