1. Al-Andalus

War and Society, 796–888

  1. Roger Collins

Published Online: 3 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118273968.ch1

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

How to Cite

Collins, R. (2012) Al-Andalus, in Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118273968.ch1

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

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Keywords:

  • al-Andalus, war and society, 796–888;
  • pattern of historical writing, in resolving legal questions;
  • limited manuscript survival;
  • Codera, and al-Fakkūn's calligraphy;
  • ninth century, “the golden age of conquest narratives”;
  • holy war and order in Umayyad al-Andalus;
  • “Islām” or submission, man submitting to God;
  • defense of the Dar al-Islām, repression of threats to true belief;
  • Jihād, or holy war against non-believers, a duty;
  • political adherence to Umayyad ruler

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Annalists

  • Holy War and Order in Umayyad al-Andalus

  • The Administration

  • The Rulers: Al-Hakam I (796–822)

  • Abd al-Rahmān II (822–852)

  • Muhammad I (852–886) and Al-Mundhir (886–888)