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The Routledge Handbook Of Muslim Iberia

Edited by: Maribel Fierro

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138649149
eBook ISBN: 9781315625959
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315625959
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Book description

This handbook offers an overview of the main issues regarding the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual and artistic history of the Iberian Peninsula during the period of Muslim rule (eighth?fifteenth centuries). A comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources attests the vitality of the academic study of al-Andalus (= Muslim Iberia) and its place in present-day discussions about the past and the present.

The contributors are all specialists with diverse backgrounds providing different perspectives and approaches. The volume includes chapters dealing with the destiny of the Muslim population after the Christian conquest and with the posterity of al-Andalus in art, literature and different historiographical traditions. The chapters are organised in the following sections:

  • Political history, concentrating on rulers and armies
  • Social, religious and economic groups
  • Intellectual and cultural developments
  • Legacy and memory of al-Andalus

Offering a synthetic and updated academic treatment of the history and society of Muslim Iberia, this comprehensive and up-to-date collection provides an authoritative and interdisciplinary guide. It is a valuable resource for both specialists and the general public interested in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, Islamic and Medieval studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Iberian Peninsula before the Muslim Conquest Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Conquerors and the Formation of Al-Andalus  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Centralization and Consolidation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Replication and Fragmentation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Berber Rule and Abbasid Legitimacy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Berber Rule and the Maghribi Caliphate  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Resistance and Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Coins of Al-Andalus Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Arabs, Berbers, and Local Converts Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Christians, Jews and the Dhimma Status Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Women and Slaves Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Traders and Peasants  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Secretaries and the Running of Government Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Scholars, Jurists and the Legal System  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ascetics and Sufis  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Poetry and Literature  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Religious Sciences  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Historiography and Geography  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sciences and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Art and Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Material Culture Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Daily Life and Popular Culture Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Living as Muslims Under Christian Rule Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Forced Conversions and the Moriscos Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Integration of Al-Andalus in Islamic Historiography Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Memory of Al-Andalus in Early Modern Spain  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Writing on Al-Andalus in the Modern Islamic World Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Writing the History of Al-Andalus Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Alhambra Around the World Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Politics and Aesthetics of Convivencia  Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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