Sunday, March 21, 2004

Islamic World, Andalusia, the Maghrib, and sub-Saharan Africa

Andalusia, far from the centre of Islamdom, illustrated the extent of 'Abbasid prestige and the assertion of local creativity. In the beginning of the period, Islamicate rule was represented by the Umayyads at C�rdoba; established in 756 by a refugee from the 'Abbasid victory over the Syrian Umayyads, the Umayyad dynasty in C�rdoba had replaced a string of virtually independent

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