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53ab show the general circumstances of the establishment of Muslim rule in Spain and Portugal, and they correspond with those on a larger scale in map 54. The Umayyads used an existing mesh of mediaeval roads, which themselves were inherited from the Roman administration. The main road junctions of Muslim Spain were Seville and Cordoba in the south, and Mérida and Toledo on the frontier. Further north a broad depopulated zone separated the two peoples. It may be assumed that the earlier roads still existed between the el…

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Kennedy, Hugh, “al-Andalus”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_53AB_54_55>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210

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