A History of Early Al-Andalus: The Akhbar Majmu'a (Culture by David James PDF

By David James

The Akhb?r majm?‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', care for 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 heritage of al-Andalus has aroused extra controversy, and its contents and starting place have occupied the eye of top students of Islamic Spain due to the fact that its e-book in 1867.



This publication offers the 1st whole 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 during which all of the - frequently heated - arguments round the textual content are defined. The translator concludes his advent with an in-depth exam of the manuscript containing the single surviving reproduction of the textual content and provides a few fascinating new facts supplied by means of scribe which has long past not noted formerly. delivering new insights into this crucial Arabic textual content, this publication can be of serious curiosity to students of the heritage of Spain and Portugal, Islamic background, and Mediaeval eu history.

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