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 powerful chief and an astute flesh presser, he carried out campaigns opposed to Muslim rebels inside of 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 e-book is the 1st biography of this attention-grabbing and highly influential determine to be released in English. obtainable but authoritative, it additionally function a complete consultant to extra studying, and should turn out an imperative source for readers of all backgrounds.

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