This book offers a scholarly, highly readable account of the 11th-12th century rulers of Morocco and Muslim Spain who offered a full range of meanings of jihad and challenged Ibn Khaldun's paradigm for the rise and fall of regimes.
· Contains sketches of three principle characters (Ibn Yasin, Zaynab, and El Cid) as well as the Koranic inscription and the plan of the Sijilmasa mosque
· Includes maps showing various places in North Africa and Southern Spain discussed in the text
· Photographs of structures, archaeological sites, and coins that are mentioned in the narrative
· A two-section bibliography contains both medieval Arabic sources and modern sources
· The glossary defines place names, tribes, tribal confederations, titles, and technical Islamic terms
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The spread of Islam to North Africa and Spain as well as across the Sahara to West Africa. The decade-long struggles against the forces of El Cid. The flourishing gold trade between North and West Africa. These are just a few scenes from the historic backdrop to the evolving Almoravid concept of jihad nearly 1,000 years ago.About the Author:
Ronald A. Messier is professor emeritus of history at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, and formerly senior lecturer in history at Vanderbilt University.
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