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By Maribel Fierro

‘Abd al-Rahman III (891-961) was once the best of the Umayyad rulers of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain and Portugal) and the 1st of them to take the name of Caliph. a robust chief and an astute baby-kisser, he carried out campaigns opposed to Muslim rebels inside his personal realm, fought the Christian Kings within the north of the Iberian Peninsula, faced the Fatimids in North Africa and based the palatine city of Madinat al-Zahra. by the point of his loss of life in 961, ‘Abd al-Rahman III had pacified the complete of al-Andalus and made Cordoba a capital urban to rival the best of the age. This ebook is the 1st biography of this interesting and highly influential determine to be released in English. obtainable but authoritative, it additionally characteristic a entire consultant to additional analyzing, and should turn out an necessary source for readers of all backgrounds.

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