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A History of Islamic Spain

This comprehensive introduction to the history of Islamic Spain takes the reader through the events, people and movements from 711 to 1492. The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam’s influence […]

  • W. Montgomery Watt and Pierre Cachia
  • 0-7486-0847-8
  • Edinburgh University Press
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A History of Islamic Spain
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    This comprehensive introduction to the history of Islamic Spain takes the reader through the events, people and movements from 711 to 1492. The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European civilization--from the collapse of the Visigoths in the eighth century to the fall of Granada in the fifteenth, and considers Spain's importance as a part of the Islamic empire. Particular attention is given to the golden period of economic and political stability achieved under the Umayyads.

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    • W. Montgomery Watt and Pierre Cachia
    • 0-7486-0847-8
    • Edinburgh University Press
    • 2001
    • First reprinted
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