Amalfitans in the Caliphate of Cordoba – Or Not?

  title={Amalfitans in the Caliphate of Cordoba – Or Not?},
  author={P. Skinner},
  pages={125 - 138}
  • P. Skinner
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Al-Masāq
  • This article concerns itself with the references in Ibn Ḥayyān's Muqtabis, Book V, to an Amalfitan presence at the court of Cordoba in the middle of the fourth/tenth century. It will be argued that these isolated references to a precociously early, Italian, mercantile presence in Spain, taken largely at face value by the text's editor and all but neglected in Amalfitan historiography, need to be interrogated to determine whether they fit the fourth/tenth-century context of Amalfitan–Muslim… CONTINUE READING
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