The Iberian Peninsula before the Muslim Conquest

Authored by: Iñaki Martín Viso

The Routledge Handbook Of Muslim Iberia

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138649149
eBook ISBN: 9781315625959
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The sudden breakdown of the Visigothic kingdom after its defeat by the Muslim armies has been understood as the result of a deep crisis during the seventh century. But a more accurate analysis of the evidence shows that it was a strong kingdom in the post-Roman context. The society was complex and it could not be defined as slave-based. Its end was the result of a cyclical political crisis with the presence of new actors: the Muslims.

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