In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Almohads operated an empire that stretched across much of the Maghreb and southern Iberia, and are known for such features as their level of bureaucracy and minting squared coins. Professor Amira K. Bennison, History and Culture of the Maghrib, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, returns to the show to explore what scholars know about the Almohads.
Professor Bennison appeared previously in the episode Almoravid Empire’s Hegemony in the Mediterranean w. Professor Amira K. Bennison (August 31, 2021)
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- Professor Bennison is author of the monographs The Almoravid and Almohad Empires (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the Abbasid Empire (I.B. Tauris, 2011)