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Title A history of early al-Andalus : the Akhbār majmūʻa : a study of the unique Arabic manuscript in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, with a translation, notes and comments / David James.

Published London : Routledge, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  946.02 HIST    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Akhbār majmūʻah fī fatḥ al-Andalus. English
Physical description xiv, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Culture and civilization in the Middle East ; 26
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
"The Akhbar majmu'a or 'Collected Accounts / Anecdotes' is an anonymous work written sometime after the death of 'Abd al-Rahman III"--Introd.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-181) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Akhbar majmu'a study and speculation -- A brief history of the manuscript 4 The title -- A brief description of the text -- A brief description of the manuscript -- The first accounts of the Akhbar majmu'a -- The beginning of the dispute -- Current theories -- The evidence of the manuscript -- 2.The conquest and the rule of the governors of Damascus -- Synopsis -- The early civil wars -- Al-Walid restores order -- The frontier of Ifriqiya -- Al-Walid summons Musa -- Musa's campaign and the situation in al-Andalus -- Musa contacts al-Walid -- Tariq's advance and the battle of al-Buhayra -- The capture of Écija, Cordova and Tudmir -- The siege of the church in Cordova -- Those inside the church surrender -- Tariq captures Toledo and the Table of Sulayman -- The arrival of Musa -- The capture of Seville and the siege of Mérida -- The capture of Mérida and Musa's ruse -- Revolt in Seville and Musa's advance to Toledo --
Contents note continued: Musa's recall and the rule of 'Abd al-'Aziz -- Ayyub takes up residence -- Events during the caliphates of Sulayman and 'Umar -- The rule of al-Samh and others -- The rule of 'Uqba -- The Berber revolt -- Musa before Sulayman -- Sulayman accuses Musa -- 3.The Civil Wars -- Synopsis -- Kulthum is sent to Ifriqiya -- The fate of the Syrian army -- The arrival of Hanzala -- The arrival of Balj -- 'Abd al-Malik's sons retaliate -- Al-Husayn defends Balj -- The rule of Tha 'laba -- Abu'l-Khattar is sent to al-Andalus -- The arrival of 'Abd (the emir Abd al-Rahman I (138-172/756-788)) -- The fate of the Umayyads -- Massacre and flight of the Umayyads -- Flight of the Umayyads to Ifriqiya -- 'Abd al-Rahman's story -- Another account -- The rise of Yusuf al-Fihri -- Civil war -- Al-Sumayl is besieged in Saragossa -- The continuation of 'Abd al-Rahman's story -- Abu 'Uthman's account -- 'Abdallah and Abu 'Uthman meet 'Abd al-Rahman --
Contents note continued: Yusuf and al-Sumayl learn of 'Abd al-Rahman's arrival -- Yusuf advised to return to Cordova -- Yusuf sends messengers to Abd al-Rahman -- 'Abd al-Rahman collects his supporters -- Fargad's prediction to al-Sadfuri -- 'Abd al-Rahman captures Cordova -- The two sides make peace -- Legal action against Yusuf and al-Sumayl -- Arrival of al-Marwani and Yusuf's defection -- Yusuf's flight to Mérida -- Yusuf's defeat and death -- The two concubines of 'Abd al-Rahman -- The death of al-Sumayl -- 4.The annals of 'Abd al-Rahman I -- Synopsis -- The revolt of al-Ghassani -- The revolt of Hisham al-Fihri at Toledo -- The revolt of al-Ala' at Beja -- The revolt of al-Matari at Niebla -- The revolt of Abu'l-Sabbah -- The revolt of al-Fatima -- The revolt of al-Yazidi -- The revolt of al-Siqlabi in Tudmir -- The revolt of al-Sulmi -- The revolt of al-Rumahus at Algeciras -- The revolt of al-A'rabi at Saragossa -- The deaths of Wahballah and 'Aysun --
Contents note continued: The revolt of al-Mughira -- The revolt of Abu'l-Aswad -- The complaint of the Qurayshi -- 'Abd al-Rahman's reply -- Abd al-Rahman composes a poem on campaign -- The falcon of Quraysh -- 5.Scenes from the lives of the Umayyad emirs -- Synopsis -- Hisham I (172-180/788-796) -- Money left to ransom captives -- The Office of Pensions -- The comment of Malik -- Hisham's remarks to al-Hawwari -- Hisham encourages attendance at mosques -- Hisham reprimands a governor -- Hisham and the Kinani from Jaén -- Al-Hakam I (180-206/796-822) -- The death of al-Hakam's judge -- Al-Hakam summons his ministers -- A man approaches the judge Muhammad ibn Bashir -- Al-'Abbas ibn 'Abdallah and Muhammad ibn Bashir -- Al-Hakam responds to a woman -- The revolt of Jabir ibn Labid at Jaén -- Al-Hakam calls for perfume -- The revolt of a Berber of Mérida -- Some of al-Hakam's verses -- The comment of Uthman ibn Abi'l-Muthanna -- Al-Hakam's love poems --
Contents note continued: More verses on his concubines -- 'Abd al-Rahman II (206-238/822-852) -- His early days -- The dishonest eunuch -- The angry concubine -- His gift of a necklace -- His reply to Ibn al-Shamr -- He rewards Ibn al-Shamr -- His campaigns against Merida -- The request of a client -- Verses between 'Abd al-Rahman and 'Ubaydallah ibn Qarluman -- 'Abd al-Rahman's reply -- 'Abd al-Rahman gives 'Ubaydallah a gift -- Muhammad (238-273/852-886) -- His expertise in mathematics -- His chastisement of Heishim -- Al-Walid ibn Ghanim defends Hashim -- Muhammad's fondness for eloquence -- Muhammad and the poet al-Riyadi -- Muhammad ibn Wand's journey with al-Riyadi -- Muhammad ibn Walid's misfortune -- Al-Walid ibn Ghanim writes to Muhammad -- Muhammad replies -- Muhammad's reign -- His death -- Al-Mundhir (273-275/886-888) -- His death at Bobastro -- 'Abdallah (275-300/888-912) -- His eloquence -- 'Abdallah writes to Ibn Abi'Abda --
Contents note continued: He dictates a letter to one of his governors -- A love poem of 'Abdallah -- His poem on asceticism -- 6.The caliph of al-Andalus -- Synopsis -- 'Abd al-Rahman III (300-350/912-961) -- One of his best letters -- His letter to al-Qurashi -- 'Abd al-Malik's letter -- 'Abd al-Malik on the narcissus -- 'Abd al-Malik on his wife -- Isma'il ibn Badr's verses to 'Abd al-Rahman III -- 'Abd al-Rahman's lines on wine -- 'Abd al-Rahman's reply -- Isma'il's verses on 'Abd al-Rahman III -- Appendix i -- Appendix ii -- Appendix iii.
Other author James, David Lewis.
Subject Arabs -- Spain -- History -- To 1500 -- Early works to 1800.
Muslims -- Spain -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Arabs -- Portugal -- History -- To 1500 -- Early works to 1800.
Muslims -- Portugal -- History -- To 1500 -- Early works to 1800.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516 -- Early works to 1800.
Portugal -- History -- To 1385 -- To 1500 -- Early works to 1800.
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