Caliphs and Kings
A History of Spain
1. Edition April 2012
2012. 328 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-631-18184-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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Caliphs and Kings explores the three hundred year rule of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain (756-1031), a period still remembered by the beautiful architecture and art left behind when civil war destroyed the Cordoba caliphate. Illustrating the dividing--not uniting--forces of this period in Spanish history, Caliphs and Kings challenges the popular idea that the Umayyad reign was a time of simplistic, multicultural peace, and shows that its true dimensions were far more complex--much like multicultural relationships today.
From the contents
1 Al-Andalus:War and Society, 796-888 14
2 The Asturian Kingdom: Chroniclers and Kings, 791-910 50
3 The Christians of al-Andalus 83
4 Monks, Books, and Saints in the Christian North 104
5 Al-Andalus: Local Government versus the Capital, 888-928 121
6 TheKingdomofLe´ on, 910-1037 138
7 Al-Andalus: Umayyad Triumph and Disaster, 912-1031 166
8 The Kingdom of Navarre and the Pyrenean Counties, 799-1035 205
9 The County of Castile, c.860-1037 238