By David James
The Akhb?r majm?‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', care for 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 prime students of Islamic Spain in view that its booklet in 1867.
This publication offers the 1st entire English translation of this key modern textual content, including notes, reviews, appendices and maps. it truly is brought through 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 one surviving reproduction of the textual content and offers a few fascinating new facts supplied by way of scribe which has long gone disregarded earlier. delivering new insights into this important Arabic textual content, this booklet should be of significant curiosity to students of the background of Spain and Portugal, Islamic background, and Mediaeval ecu history.
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