Abd Al-Rahman III

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Abd Al-Rahman III

The First Cordoban Caliph

Maribel Fierro

An engaging profile of the greatest of the Umayyad rulers of Spain and the first to take the title of Caliph.
Hardback
9781851683840 (23 May 2005)
RRP £30.00 / US$40.00
Paperback
9781851685097 (29 Mar 2007)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Abd al-Rahman III (891 - 961) was the greatest of the Umayyad rulers of Spain and the first to take the title of Caliph. During his reign, Islamic Spain became wealthy and prosperous. He founded the great Caliphate of Madinat al-Zahra at Cordova and did much in his lifetime to pacify his realm and stabilise the borders with Christian Spain. He died at the apex of his power on Oct. 15, 961.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Maribel Fierro is Investigador Cientifico at the Departmento de Estudios Arabes, CSIC, Spain.