1. Roger Collins

Published Online: 3 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

How to Cite

Collins, R. (2012) Introduction, in Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. A History of Spain

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Lynch

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631181842

Online ISBN: 9781118273968



  • Umayyad period in Spanish history;
  • golden age of tolerance and its existence;
  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;
  • Arab conquest, and warfare in the Iberian Peninsula;
  • divergent cultural bodies;
  • Umayyad al-Andalus, history, art, archaeology;
  • Sara the Goth, Romano-Gothic elite and Christian orthodoxy;
  • old Romano-Gothic elite, entry into the new ruling class;
  • male equivalents, socially downgraded;
  • Córdoba, and martyr movement affecting Christians


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conquest and Aftermath: New Discoveries and Ongoing Problems