Emirate of Córdoba w. Dr Alejandro García-Sanjuán

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

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Show Notes

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