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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 325: On the Edge of the dār al-Islam: The Emergence of al-Andalus as an Islamic and Arab Society

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Eduardo Manzano Moreno, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Paper 325-aShaqunda: The Archaeology of an Early Islamic Urban Suburb, 8th and 9th Centuries
(Language: English)
María Teresa Casal García, Departamento de Historia Medieval Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC) Madrid
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 325-bConnecting Ifrīqiya and al-Andalus: Urban Growth and Exchanges during the Umayyad Period
(Language: English)
Eneko López Martínez de Marigorta, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad del País Vasco, Vitoria
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 325-cThe Legacy of Classical Antiquity in Early al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Jorge Elices Ocón, Escola de Filosofia Letras e Ciências Humanas Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies

After the conquest of 711, al-Andalus was part of the Islamic caliphate for a very brief period of no more than 45 years. Despite this short span of time, a full fledged islamic and arabised society emerged in a land that was far away the main political and intelectual centres of the dār al-Islam. Drawing from recent archaeological and textual evidence this session explores the economic, social, and ideological aspects that help to explain how and why this extraordinary historical process took place.