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A Mediterranean Adventure

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...

From the Maghrib to the Two Sicilies

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...
...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

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...