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Berber Leadership and Genealogical Legitimacy: The Almoravid Case

Helena de Felipe

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the case of the first Almoravid amir, Yusuf ibn Tashfin (r. 1061–1106), a Lamtuna Sanhaja Berber, and the way that genealogy can legitimise political authority. More ... More


The Almoravids and the Almohads

Helen Rodgers and Stephen Cavendish

in City of Illusions: A History of Granada

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197619414
eISBN:
9780197632925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197619414.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tells of Granada under two North African dynasties – the Almoravids and the Almohads. The veiled Almoravid warriors, led by Yusuf ibn Tashfin, conquered Granada at the end of the ... More


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