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Caliphate of Córdoba: 700 Years of Muslim Rule in Spain

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Caliphate of Córdoba: 700 Years of Muslim Rule in Spain

<p>During the period of Muslim rule (711-1236), Córdoba rose to one of the world’s major political, financial and cultural centres. At its height, the Caliphate of Córdoba covered almost all of the

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During the period of Muslim rule (711-1236), Córdoba rose to one of the world’s major political, financial and cultural centres. At its height, the Caliphate of Córdoba covered almost all of the Iberian Peninsula, before disintegrating into many smaller kingdoms following infighting. This course will shed some light on 500 years of Córdoba’s history, plus an additional two centuries in Granada, until the final Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 1492.


SUGGESTED READING

  • A History of Spain / Simon Barton: New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2004 ISBN 033-363-2575
  • Muslim Spain: Its History and Culture / Anwar G. Chejne: Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press. 1974 ISBN 081-660-6889


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Setting the scene – Spanish Lands in Antiquity and after the Fall of Rome
  • Muslim Conquest – From Tarik ibn Ziyad to Abd-ar-Rahman I
  • Emirate of Córdoba – Umayyad rule 756–929
  • Caliphate of Córdoba – Al Hakam II
  • Caliphate of Córdoba – Al-Manzoor
  • Taifa of Córdoba, Almoravid & Almohad rule
  • Final years of Moorish rule in Granada
  • Christian Reconquest


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the rise and fall of one of the world’s greatest medieval cities
  2. Distinguish between the different ruling Muslim dynasties
  3. Identify historically significant events shaping the city of Córdoba and its UNESCO WHS status