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Taking his interest in the Islamic conquest to its northwestern frontier, Lane-Pool here considers the history of the Moors in Spain. The famous battles and their various outcomes are recorded. A gripping account for students of history, this treatment of the Islamic presence in Europe is a solid piece of research that has stood the test of time.
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Publication Date: Aug 7,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 310
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-320-5
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Taking his interest in the Islamic conquest to its northwestern frontier, Lane-Pool here considers the history of the Moors in Spain. Beginning with the end of the Goth reign in Spain, he moves on to a plain account of the conquest. The famous battles and their various outcomes are recorded. Spain, divided along the territory of Andalusia, was now under the influence of the Moors. Lane-Pool narrates the adventures of Abd er-Rahman and his role in the history of southern Spain where Christians were martyred and he eventually became the great khalif. Skirmishes and battles between the Muslim and Christian populations of Spain and the wonders of Cordova are likewise narrated. Takeover by the Berbers and the rise of El Cid are included in the broad sweep of the conquest. The establishment and fall of Granada mark the final events covered in this history. A gripping account for students of history, this treatment of the Islamic presence in Europe is a solid piece of research that has stood the test of time.

Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931) was a British Orientalist and archaeologist. He began his career in the British Museum, but moved to Egypt where he worked as an archaeologist. He later became Professor of Arabic Studies at Dublin University.

Arthur Gilman (1837-1909) was a banker, educator, and writer from Boston. He was the founder of Radcliffe College.

Taking his interest in the Islamic conquest to its northwestern frontier, Lane-Pool here considers the history of the Moors in Spain. Beginning with the end of the Goth reign in Spain, he moves on to a plain account of the conquest. The famous battles and their various outcomes are recorded. Spain, divided along the territory of Andalusia, was now under the influence of the Moors. Lane-Pool narrates the adventures of Abd er-Rahman and his role in the history of southern Spain where Christians were martyred and he eventually became the great khalif. Skirmishes and battles between the Muslim and Christian populations of Spain and the wonders of Cordova are likewise narrated. Takeover by the Berbers and the rise of El Cid are included in the broad sweep of the conquest. The establishment and fall of Granada mark the final events covered in this history. A gripping account for students of history, this treatment of the Islamic presence in Europe is a solid piece of research that has stood the test of time.

Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931) was a British Orientalist and archaeologist. He began his career in the British Museum, but moved to Egypt where he worked as an archaeologist. He later became Professor of Arabic Studies at Dublin University.

Arthur Gilman (1837-1909) was a banker, educator, and writer from Boston. He was the founder of Radcliffe College.

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Stanley Lane-Poole

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  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 13)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 19)
  • THE STORY OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN (page 21)
  • II.THE WAVE OF CONQUEST (page 43)
  • III.THE PEOPLE OF ANDSLUSIA (page 59)
  • IV. A YOUNG PRETENDER (page 78)
  • V.THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS (page 98)
  • VI.THE GREAT KHALIF (page 116)
  • VII.THE HOLY WAR (page 134)
  • VIII.THE CITY OF THE KHALIF (page 149)
  • IX.THE PRIME MINISTER (page 172)
  • X.THE BERBERS IN POWER (page 187)
  • XII.THE KINGDOM OF GRANDA (page 234)
  • XIII.THE FALL OF GRANDA (page 270)
  • XIV.BEARING THE CROSS (page 293)
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