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, all the way 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 heritage of al-Andalus has aroused extra controversy, and its contents and beginning have occupied the eye of prime students of Islamic Spain considering the fact that its e-book in 1867.
This publication provides the 1st whole English translation of this key modern textual content, including notes, reviews, appendices and maps. it really is brought by way of a survey of scholarly opinion at the textual content from the 19th to the twenty-first century within which the entire - usually heated - arguments round the textual content are defined. The translator concludes his creation with an in-depth exam of the manuscript containing the single surviving replica of the textual content and provides a few fascinating new facts supplied by way of scribe which has long gone disregarded before. offering new insights into this important Arabic textual content, this publication can be of serious curiosity to students of the historical past of Spain and Portugal, Islamic historical past, and Mediaeval ecu history.
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