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, all the way 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 background of al-Andalus has aroused extra controversy, and its contents and beginning have occupied the eye of prime students of Islamic Spain due to the fact its ebook in 1867.
This ebook supplies the 1st entire English translation of this key modern textual content, including notes, reviews, appendices and maps. it really is brought by means of a survey of scholarly opinion at the textual content from the 19th to the twenty-first century within 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 one surviving reproduction of the textual content and provides a few fascinating new proof supplied via scribe which has long gone ignored previously. offering new insights into this crucial Arabic textual content, this ebook might be of significant curiosity to students of the background of Spain and Portugal, Islamic heritage, and Mediaeval ecu 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