In the 11th and 12th centuries, the Almoravid Empire held vast amounts of territory in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, and capitalized their state in Marrakesh. Professor Amira K. Bennison, History and Culture of the Maghrib, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, joins the show to discuss their reign.
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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)