Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Fatḥ al-Andalus
(777 words)

The conquest of Iberia

The Conquest of Iberia

Date: 1102-10

Original Language: Arabic


Fatḥ al-Andalus is more than a history of the Arab conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, because it extends to the arrival of the Almoravids in the 12th century. However, two quite different parts are to be distinguished: its account of the conquest, the governors of the Umayyads of Damascus, and the coming and rule of the Umayyad emir ʿAbd al-Raḥmān …

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Penelas, Mayte, “ Fatḥ al-Andalus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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