The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad

The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad

eBook - 2010
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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

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010
ISBN: 9780313385902
Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 p.) : ill., maps


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