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By Maribel Fierro

‘Abd al-Rahman III (891-961) used to be the best of the Umayyad rulers of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain and Portugal) and the 1st of them to take the identify 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 booklet is the 1st biography of this attention-grabbing and highly influential determine to be released in English. obtainable but authoritative, it additionally function a finished advisor to additional examining, and may end up an imperative source for readers of all backgrounds.

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