Historiography and Geography

Authored by: Víctor de Castro León

The Routledge Handbook Of Muslim Iberia

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

Print ISBN: 9781138649149
eBook ISBN: 9781315625959
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315625959-18

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

The conception of al-Andalus offered by the historical and geographical works written by Andalusi authors, as well as the differences that can be noticed between the different historiographical periods (emirate-caliphate-taifas, Almoravid-Almohad period and Nasrid period) is the aim of the present study. Through it we will see how in Andalusi historiography – which began late, almost two centuries after the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula – coexist two different but not necessarily opposed historiographical models. On the one hand, there is the model in which the history of Hispania/al-Andalus is the focus, a model first established by Aḥmad and ‘Īsā al-Rāzī in the 4th/10th century that continued in the 5th/11th century with Ibn Ḥayyān and lasted until at least the 11th/17th century with the Tremecian al-Maqqarī. On the other hand, and often in parallel, there is the model in which the Islamic universal history was the focus, with al-Andalus part of it.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.