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, right 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 starting place have occupied the eye of major students of Islamic Spain because its e-book in 1867.
This publication provides the 1st entire English translation of this key modern textual content, including notes, reviews, appendices and maps. it truly is brought by way of a survey of scholarly opinion at the textual content from the 19th to the twenty-first century during which all of the - usually heated - arguments round the textual content are defined. The translator concludes his advent with an in-depth exam of the manuscript containing the single surviving replica of the textual content and provides a few fascinating new proof supplied through scribe which has long past left out beforehand. delivering new insights into this crucial Arabic textual content, this booklet may be of significant curiosity to students of the background of Spain and Portugal, Islamic background, and Mediaeval ecu history.
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