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From the Maghrib to the Two Sicilies

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

Book chapter

...The great scientists and philosophers of the Islamic West were as much at home in the Maghrib, as they were in al-Andalus. Some of them travelled widely in both the Muslim and Christian worlds, which from the late eleventh century onwards...

A Mediterranean Adventure

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...During the expedition of 859–861, Vikings attacked northern Iberia and North Africa and may have sailed to Italy and Byzantium. Vikings in the Mediterranean are discussed in the context of endemic piracy; it is often difficult...

Queen Zaynab Al-Nafzawiyya and the Building of a Mediterranean Empire in the Eleventh-Century Maghreb

Inês Lourinho

Inês Lourinho has been a journalist since 1992; she has completed her licence (bachelor’s degree) in communication in 1998 at the New University of Lisbon. In 2007 she enrolled in the master’s program in medieval history at the University of Lisbon, which she concluded in 2010 with a thesis, “1147: A Conjuncture Analysed from the Muslim Sources Perspective,” under the supervision of Professor Hermenegildo Fernandes. She has recently finished her PhD thesis, “The Frontier of Gharb al-Andalus: Confrontation Ground between Almoravids and Christians (1093-1147),” with the same supervisor. Currently she is a researcher at the Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, with al-Andalus, Maghreb, Christian-Muslim relations, frontier cultures, Mozarabs, warfare, and medieval fleets among her fields of interest. She is mentioned in the book The Historiography of Medieval Portugal (c. 1950-2010), edited by José Mattoso and published in 2011 by the Institute for Medieval Studies (New University of Lisbon), due to her research on Islamic and Mozarabic studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...ABU BAKR IBN Umar, the emir of the Saharan Lamtuna tribe, was focused on building a city, the future capital of a forthcoming Maghrebi and Andalusian empire, when he was called away from this project to help his own people, who were being...

Waiting for the Barbarians

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...After the Viking raid of 844, which led to the building of walls around Seville, there are references in the written sources to coastal and riverine fortifications and the construction of fleets in response to the Viking menace...