Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

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Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Bombax » Sun May 26, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi folks,

I'm excited about the latest expansion, not least because I've just got back from a short trip around Andalusia and was delighted to find that the wars in this region during the period of Muslim expansion and consolidation will be covered.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend good background reading about Al Andalus, whether general history or specifically military history? I've had a quick look on Amazon but there doesn't seem to be as much available as I would have expected.

Any tips greatly appreciated! :)

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by stockwellpete » Mon May 27, 2019 4:59 pm

Look at Roger Collins "Arab Conquest Spain 710-797 (A History of Spain)" and other stuff he did around 20 years ago.

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Bombax » Mon May 27, 2019 9:10 pm

Thanks Pete. I've added your recommendation to my wish list. In the meantime I've bought these two books -

i) In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire by Robert Hoyland

ii) The Story of Moors in Spain by Stanley Lane-Poole (this one because it's virtually free on Kindle!)

Cheers.

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Byron01 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 pm

Let us know what you think of the books after you've read them. The wars in Iberia in this period are a bit of a blank spot in my knowledge that I'd like to fill.

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Bombax » Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 pm

Will do :)

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Mord » Tue May 28, 2019 9:56 am

@Bombax Offtopic but did you ever get your new computer?

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Bombax » Tue May 28, 2019 10:13 am

I did Mord, but I'm keeping *very quiet* about it - you'd be horrified :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Andalusian History and Warfare - Books?

Post by Mord » Tue May 28, 2019 11:58 am

Cool. Glad you got something.

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