The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries Ad by David NicolleThe Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries Ad by David Nicolle

The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries Ad

byDavid NicolleIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | January 25, 2001

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The high point of medieval Islamic expansion was the 700-year presence of the 'Moors' in Spain and Portugal. The Arab and Berber conquest was followed by the establishment of a richly distinct culture in Andalusia, where for a while Muslim and Christian co-operated as often as they fought. The rise and fall of successive Islamic dynasties brought new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing Christian kingdoms to the north eventually doomed the amirate of Granada, the last Moorish bastion, which fell to the Castilians in 1492. The colourful armies of Western Islam are described and illustrated here in fascinating detail.
Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He later taught World and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He...
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Title:The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AdFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855329646

ISBN - 13:9781855329645

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Table of Contents

The Arab Conquest · The Armies of European Islam · Umayyad navies in the Mediterranean and Atlantic · The Reconquista Begins · The Almoravids · Berber armies and the saving of Andalusia · The Moorish Collapse · Granada: The Last Bastion