search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Arab Conquest of Spain 710-797
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date November 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780631159230
ISBN-10 0631159231
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $62.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 711 A.D. the Arabs invaded Spain. They were to dominate the country for the next 800 years, leaving behind them an architectural, cultural, artistic and scholarly legacy which has endured to the present day. Through Arab Spain Christendom gained knowledge of Eastern learning, science and vital agricultural techniques such as irrigation, as well as access to Eastern markets. This book is an account of the history of Spain in the eighth century. In it Roger Collins assesses the political and cultural impact on Spain of the first hundred years of Arab rule, focusing upon aspects of continuity and discontinuity with Visigoth Spain. He begins with a consideration of Visigoth power which forms the background to Arab invasion, and explains how the Arab military occupation of Spain and restoration of order was achieved. Throughout, the author is concerned to set events in Spain within the wider context of developments in France, North Africa and the Near East. Dr Collins examines the reaction of Christian Spain to Islamic rule, and describes the wars between the Arabs and the Franks, and the conflict between the Arabs and the Berbers. He also looks at Arab administration and government in Spain during the eighth century, and evaluates its political success. He concludes with a discussion of the last two decades of the century, when the Umayyad dynasty overcame problems of succession and renewed Frankish threat, to re-emerge as the indisputable masters of the Iberian peninsula.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780631159230
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Blackwell Pub (November 1, 1989)
9780631159230 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $62.95
About: In 711 A.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780631194057
 
Reprint edition from Blackwell Pub (February 27, 1995)
9780631194057 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $47.95
About: This book, now available in paperback, is a challenging and controversial account of the history of Spain in the eighth century.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.