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- Presents new ideas and interpretations of a fascinating yet much misunderstood period of Spanish and Islamic history
- A broad and complex treatment of the tenure of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain
- Debunks myths and investigates the historiography of existing scholarship of the period
Table of 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