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The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain: 1031-1157
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date December 1, 1995
Pages 284
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780631199649
ISBN-10 0631199640
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $52.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book is the first account of the period to consider both Christian and Muslim Spain. The author discusses the various societies, cultures and governments of Muslim and Christian Iberia in the centuries of their critical confrontation. Beginning with the disintegration of the caliphate at Cordoba in the early eleventh century, the book traces the decline of the Muslim taifa states, and describes and explains their conquest, first by the Murabit, and then the Muwahhid fundamentalist Muslim empires of North Africa.

Bernard Reilly describes the rising Christian kingdoms of Leon-Castilla, Aragon, Barcelona and Portugal and shows how they were engaged in a struggle on several fronts. As they vied with one another for control of the old Islamic stronghold of the center and north, they were also in continuous conflict with the Murabit and Muwahhid rulers, while striving to come to terms with the French, the Papacy and the Italian maritime powers.

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Hardcover
from Blackwell Pub (December 1, 1991)
9780631169130 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $54.95
About: This book draws upon the latest research findings to chart 130 years of Spanish history, from the fall of the caliphate to the rise and decline of the Hispanic Empire.
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Reprint edition from Blackwell Pub (December 1, 1995); titled "The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain: 1031-1157"
9780631199649 | details & prices | 284 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $52.95
About: This book is the first account of the period to consider both Christian and Muslim Spain.

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