Myths, Moors and Holy War: Reassessing the History and Archaeology of Gibraltar and the Straits, ad 711–1462

  title={Myths, Moors and Holy War: Reassessing the History and Archaeology of Gibraltar and the Straits, ad 711–1462},
  author={Kevin Lane and C. Finlayson and Uwe Vagelpohl and Francisco JOS{\'E} GILES GUZM{\'A}N and Francisco Giles Pacheco},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
  pages={136 - 161}
Abstract WHEN DOCUMENTING GIBRALTAR’s medieval history and that of its eponymous Straits, there is a tendency to accept at face value the historical accounts that relate the existential struggle for control of this strategic area between Christianity and Islam through time. For Gibraltar’s history this entailed a continuous occupation from at least the 11th or even the 8th century to the present day. Fieldwork at Gibraltar over the last 20 years is transforming this picture. Instead of a slow… Expand
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