After the Umayyad Caliphate was deposed, a surviving family member fled and founded the Emirate of Córdoba in the Iberian Peninsula. Dr Alejandro García-Sanjuán, Associate Professor, University of Huelva, comes on the show to chat about the Emirate of Córdoba.
Some topics explored
- Where the terms al-Andalus and España originated from
- What al-Andalus is
- The Umayyad Caliphate
- Damascus, Syria as the former capital of the Umayyad Caliphate
- The Umayyad Caliphate being overthrown by the Abbasid Caliphate
- Abbasid Caliphate
- Abd al-Rahman I fleeing Damascus and arriving in the Iberian Peninsula and via a series of civil wars he gained hegemony of the Muslim-centric part of the peninsula and formed the Emirate of Córdoba
- How Córdoba was originally formed
- When (756 AD) and how the Emirate of Córdoba was formed
- Life in the Emirate of Córdoba for its citizens including people of both Muslims and Christian beliefs
- How taxes were applied in the Emirate of Córdoba
- Abd al-Rahman III forming the Caliphate of Córdoba (929 AD)
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Dr Alejandro García-Sanjuán is author of Till God Inherits the Earth: Islamic Pious Endowments in al-Andalus (9-15th Centuries) (Brill, 2006) and co-editor of What was the Islamic Conquest of Iberia? Understanding the New Debate (Routledge, 2021)
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