The caliphate in the West: an Islamic political institution in the Iberian peninsula
This is a study of the caliphate as a political institution in Islamic Spain, from its inception in 316/939 until the disappearance of the Umayyads in Cordoba in 422/1031. David J. Wasserstein explores the caliphal claims of the Hammudid dynasty in the south of the peninsula, and examines the caliphal practices of two Slav rulers of the eleventh century. He shows that the caliphal insitution was not abolished at any stage, and that it served rulers throughout the eleventh century as, among other things, an important source of legitimacy. Wasserstein's important new interpretation is thoroughly grounded not only in the documentary sources, but also in the little-studied and revealing numismatic evidence. This is a significant contribution both to the Islamic history of the Iberian Peninsula and to our understanding of the nature of the caliphate within Islam in general.
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The Caliphal Institution in alAndalus until 4221031
Cordoba after 4221031
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Abd al-Malik Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Rahman III Abd Allah AH Ibn Hammud al-'All al-Andalus al-Hakam al-Hasan al-Mansur al-Maqqari al-Mu'ayti al-Mustansir al-Qasim Ibn Hammud Algeciras Almeria Almoravids amir Amirid appears Berber British Museum caliphal institution caliphal title catalogue Ceuta claims Codera coin type coinages collection Cordoba death Denia dinar dirhem document dynasty evidence existed Fatimids fifth/eleventh century fitna hajib Hammudid Hasan heir Hisham al-Mu'ayyad Hisham II al-Mu'ayyad Hisham III Iberian ibid Ibn Abl Ibn al-Khatib Ibn al-Khatib 1956 Ibn Bassam Ibn Hayyan Ibn Hazm Ibn Humam Ibn Idhari 1930 Idris al-Muta'ayyad inscription issued Khayran khutba Lavoix Levi-Provencal 1950 listed by Vives Malaga mentioned Miles mint-name minted Mu'ayyad Muhammad al-Mahdi Mujahid name and title numismatic peninsula period political Prieto pseudo-caliph Qand recognition reference Sabta Sanchuelo seems Sevillan Seville Slavs sources taifa coins taifa rulers throne-name Umayyad caliph unique Vives knew Vives's vizier Wasserstein 1985 Yahya Zuhayr