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The second Umayyad Caliphate : the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus, Janina M. Safran

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The second Umayyad Caliphate : the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus
Title
The second Umayyad Caliphate
Title remainder
the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus
Statement of responsibility
Janina M. Safran
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 929 C.E. the eighth Umayyad ruler of al-Andalus (Islamic Iberia) assumed caliphal titles and prerogatives and reasserted Umayyad dynastic claims to the leadership of the Muslims against contemporary rivals, the Abbasids and Fatimids. He and his successor actively promoted their legitimacy through a variety of means and forms of generated an ideology that infused and defined the political culture of al-Andalus. The Second Umayyad Caliphate recovers the Andalusi argument for caliphal legitimacy through a contextualized analysis of caliphal rhetoric based on proclamations, correspondence, and panegyric poetry, and extends to a fuller reconstruction of caliphal ideology through an examination of monuments, ceremony, and historiography." "This study of how the Umayyad caliphs of al-Andalus articulated and secured recognition of their legitimacy provides insights into the politics and political culture of the Iberian peninsula at the height of centalized Islamic rule, enlarges our understanding of the ideological contests of the Islamic world in the tenth century, and develops a distinctive view of the vitality and malleability of the Islamic concept of the caliphate."--BOOK JACKET
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Safran, Janina M
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard Middle Eastern monographs
Series volume
33.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caliphate
  • Spain
  • UMAYYADS
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The second Umayyad Caliphate : the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus, Janina M. Safran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-264) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Making the Claim Caliphal Articulations of Legitimacy
  • 1.
  • Defining the Caliphate.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Symbolic Articulation of Legitimacy: Monuments and Ceremony.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Caliphate in Captivity.
  • p. 98
  • Pt. II.
  • Staking the Claim Historiographic Constructions of Legitimacy
  • 4.
  • Conquest Histories: The Foundations of the Umayyad Caliphate in al-Andalus.
  • p. 119
  • 5.
  • Al-Andalus: Land of the Umayyads.
  • p. 141
  • Conclusion: The Andalusi Umayyad Caliphate in Retrospect.
  • p. 185
  • Endnotes.
  • p. 197
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 249
  • Index.
  • p. 265
Control code
13622821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780932885241
Lccn
00102672
Label
The second Umayyad Caliphate : the articulation of caliphal legitimacy in al-Andalus, Janina M. Safran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-264) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Making the Claim Caliphal Articulations of Legitimacy
  • 1.
  • Defining the Caliphate.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Symbolic Articulation of Legitimacy: Monuments and Ceremony.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Caliphate in Captivity.
  • p. 98
  • Pt. II.
  • Staking the Claim Historiographic Constructions of Legitimacy
  • 4.
  • Conquest Histories: The Foundations of the Umayyad Caliphate in al-Andalus.
  • p. 119
  • 5.
  • Al-Andalus: Land of the Umayyads.
  • p. 141
  • Conclusion: The Andalusi Umayyad Caliphate in Retrospect.
  • p. 185
  • Endnotes.
  • p. 197
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 249
  • Index.
  • p. 265
Control code
13622821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780932885241
Lccn
00102672

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