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Title The Almoravid and Almohad empires / Amira K. Bennison.
Author Bennison, Amira K., author.
Publication Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xi, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Call # 961.022 B
Series The Edinburgh history of the Islamic empires
Edinburgh history of the Islamic empires.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-369) and index.
Summary This is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive account of the rise and fall of the Almoravids and the Almohads, the two most important Berber dynasties of the medieval Islamic west, an area that encompassed southern Spain and Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The Sanhaja Almoravids emerged from the Sahara in the 1050s to conquer vast territories and halt the Christian advance in Iberia. They were replaced a century later by their rivals, the Almohads, supported by the Masmuda Berbers of the High Atlas. Although both have often been seen as uncouth, religiously intolerant tribesmen who undermined the high culture of al-Andalus, this book argues that the eleventh to thirteenth centuries were crucial to the Islamisation of the Maghrib, its integration into the Islamic cultural sphere, and its emergence as a key player in the western Mediterranean, and that much of this was due to these oft-neglected Berber empires.
Contents Introduction -- The Almoravids: striving in the path of God -- The Almohads: revelation, revolution and empire -- Society in the Almoravid and Almohad eras, 1050-1250 -- Economy and trade within and beyond imperial frontiers, 1050-1250 -- Malikism, Mahdism and mysticism: religion and learning, 1050-1250 -- 'The most wondrous artifice': the art and architecture of the Berber empires -- Conclusion.
Subject Almoravides -- History.
Almohades -- History.
Africa, North -- History -- 647-1517.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516.
Almohades. (OCoLC)fst00805859
Almoravides. (OCoLC)fst00805867
Africa, North. (OCoLC)fst01239515
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
647-1517
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0748646809 (paperback) :
9780748646807 (paperback) :
0748646817 (hardback)
9780748646814 (hardback)
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