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Author Boone, James L

Title Lost civilization : the contested Islamic past in Spain and Portugal / James L. Boone

Publ Info London : Duckworth, 2009
 RWU Main Library  DP53.M87 B66 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 176 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Duckworth debates in archaeology
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 161 - 172) and index
Contents Debates -- The background of late antiquity -- The formation of al-Andalus -- Tribal collectives or feudal lords? -- Islamization -- The transformation of the year 929
Note "Al-Andalus, the Iberian Islamic civilization centred on Cordoba in the tenth and eleventh centuries, has been a 'lost' civilization in several respects. Its history suppressed or denied for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it was regarded as a kind of 'historical parenthesis' with no lasting influence. Over the past twenty-five years, however, the history and archaeology of the Islamic period in the Iberian peninsula has undergone a complete transformation. Lost Civilization presents an introduction to this debate as it has played out in archaeology, taking a comparative civilizations approach that puts the formation of al-Andalus in context with corresponding developments elsewhere in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Spain -- Civilization -- Islamic influences
Portugal -- Civilization -- Islamic influences
Spain -- Antiquities
Portugal -- Antiquities
Link Online version: Boone, James L. Lost civilization. London : Duckworth, 2009 (OCoLC)609152468
ISBN 0715635689 (pbk.)
9780715635681 (pbk.)