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Title Umayyad legacies : medieval memories from Syria to Spain / edited by Antoine Borrut, Paul M. Cobb.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 528 pages, 31 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Islamic history and civilization. Studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; v. 80
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 80. 0929-2403
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Articles in English and French; one in Spanish, with English summary.
Print version record.
Subject Umayyad dynasty.
Umayyad dynasty.
Omajjaden Familie.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 661-750.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258.
Spain -- History -- 711-1516.
Syria -- History -- 634-750.
Islamic Empire.
Genre History.
Contents Introduction: toward a history of Umayyad legacies / Antoine Borrut and Paul M. Cobb -- La memoria omeyyade : les omeyyades entre souvenir et oubli dans les sources : narratives islamiques / Antoine Borrut -- Umar ibn abd al-Aziz, al-Walid ibn Yazid and their kin : images of the Umayyads in the Kitab al-Aghani / Hilary Kilpatrick -- Medieval explanations for the fall of the Umayyads / Steven Judd -- Perceptions of the Umayyads in Christian Spanish chronicles / Olivia Remie Constable -- Les sources de l'histoire omeyyade dans l'ouvre d'ibn al-Adim / Anne-Marie Edde -- Le califat omeyyade selon ibn Khaldun : revanche des impies ou fondation de l'empire? / Gabriel Martinez-Gros -- Umayyad efforts at legitimation : the Umayyads' silent heritage / Fred M. Donner -- Notule sur le patrimonialisme omeyyade / Christian Decobert -- The names of estates in state registers before and after the Arabization of the Diwans / Wadad al-Qadi -- Analogies entre les grandes mosquees de damas et cordoue : mythe ou realite? / Susanna Calvo Capilla -- The al-Mughira pyxis and Spanish Umayyad ivories : aims and tools of power / Sophie Makariou -- Sacred topography in medieval Syria and its roots between the Umayyads and late antiquity / Mattia Guidetti -- La mediterranee musulmane, un heritage omeyyade / Christophe Picard -- An Umayyad legacy for the early Islamic city : Fustat and the experience of Egypt / Donald Whitcomb -- Formation et devenir du paysage architectural omeyyade : l'apport de l'archeologie / Denis Genequand -- Los palacios omeyas, entre oriente y occidente (with English summary) / Antonio Almagro.
Summary The Umayyads, the first dynasty of Islam, ruled over a vast empire from their central province of Syria, providing a line of caliphs from 661 to 750. Another branch later ruled in al-Andalus Islamic Spain from 756 to 1031, ruling first as emirs and then as caliphs themselves. This book is the first to bring together studies of this far-flung family and treat it not as two unrelated caliphates but as a single enterprise. Yet for all that historians have made note of Umayyad accomplishments in the Near East and al-Andalus, Umayyad legacies what later generations made of these caliphs and their a.
Other Author Borrut, Antoine.
Cobb, Paul M., 1967-
Other Title Print version: Umayyad legacies. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004184749