Medievalist historian Roger Collins authors a book covering roughly the first century of Muslim hegemony over the Iberian Peninsula, from the conquest of the Visigothic Kingdom to the establishment of the Umayyad Emirate of Córdoba and reign of al-Hakam. The Arab Conquest of Spain 710-797 is mainly a political and military history book, but it also evaluates the cultural changes that the Islamic conquerors brought and aspects of continuity and discontinuity with Visigothic Spain. It’s a highly readable account for all those curious to learn how the early years of Muslim Spain were.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 17, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0631194053
- ISBN-13: 978-0631194057
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches