By David James
The Akhb?r majm?‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', take care of the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and next occasions in al-Andalus, right down to and together with the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahm?n III (912-961), founding father of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic textual content facing the early historical past of al-Andalus has aroused extra controversy, and its contents and starting place have occupied the eye of best students of Islamic Spain for the reason that its book in 1867.
This ebook provides the 1st entire English translation of this key modern textual content, including notes, reviews, appendices and maps. it truly is brought through a survey of scholarly opinion at the textual content from the 19th to the twenty-first century within which the entire - usually heated - arguments round the textual content are defined. The translator concludes his creation with an in-depth exam of the manuscript containing the one surviving reproduction of the textual content and provides a few attention-grabbing new facts supplied through scribe which has long gone disregarded in the past. supplying new insights into this crucial Arabic textual content, this ebook could be of significant curiosity to students of the historical past of Spain and Portugal, Islamic historical past, and Mediaeval eu history.
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A History of Early Al-Andalus: The Akhbar Majmu'a (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by David James