5. Al-Andalus

Local Government versus the Capital, 888–928

  1. Roger Collins

Published Online: 3 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118273968.ch5

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.ch5

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



  • al-Andalus, local government versus the capital;
  • Umar b. Hafsūn and regional autonomy;
  • end of the Hafsūnid hegemony;
  • Christians of Bobastro;
  • Umayyad ruler, showing little mercy to Christians;
  • interreligious friction, promoted by the Umayyads;
  • Christians belonging to the urban social elite of Córdoba;
  • genealogical information, Arabic biographical dictionaries


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Umar b. Hafsūn and Regional Autonomy

  • The End of the Hafsūnid Hegemony

  • The Expansion of Córdoba