The Second Umayyad Caliphate : The Articulation Of Caliphal Legitimacy In Al - Andalus

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رقم التسجيلة 6833
نوع المادة book
ردمك 0932885241
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المؤلف Safran, Janina M

العنوان The Second Umayyad Caliphate : The Articulation Of Caliphal Legitimacy In Al - Andalus
بيانات النشر President And Fellows Of Harvard College, 2000
الوصف المادي 272 P
المحتويات / النص

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Making the Claim: Caliphal Articulations of Legitimacy Defining the Caliphate The Symbolic Articulation of Legitimacy: Monuments and Ceremony The Caliphate in Captivity Part II: Staking the Claim: Historiographical Constructions of Legitimacy Introduction The Conquest Histories: The Foundations of the Umayyad Caliphate in al-Andalus Al-Andalus: Land of the Umayyads Conclusion: The Andalusi Umayyad Caliphate in Retrospect


In 929 C.E., the eighth Umayyad ruler of al-Andalus (Islamic Iberia) assumed caliphal titles and prerogatives. Against the ambitions of his contemporary rivals, the Abbasids and the Fatimids, he quickly reasserted Umayyad dynastic claims to the unique and universal leadership of the Muslims. As he and his successor promoted their legitimacy, they generated an ideology that infused and defined the political culture of al-Andalus. The Second Umayyad Caliphate recovers the Andalusi Umayyad argument for caliphal legitimacy through an analysis of caliphal rhetoric—based on proclamations, correspondence, and panegyric poetry—and caliphal ideology, as shown through monuments, ceremony, and historiography. This study of the tenth-century caliphates deepens our understanding of the political culture of the Iberian Peninsula at the height of centralized Islamic rule