al-Andalus, political history
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Al-Andalus, an Arab and Islamic polity in southwestern Europe, began with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in the early second/eighth century and lasted until 897/1492. The presence of al-Andalus was a key factor i…

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García Sanjuán, Alejandro, “al-Andalus, political history”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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