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Bringing Berber empires into focus as contributors to Islamic culture

last modified Aug 08, 2016 03:55 PM

The Almoravid and Almohad empires flourished in the western Mediterranean of the 11th and 12th centuries. Despite controlling vast tracts of land, these Berber dynasties are little known in the English-speaking world. In her latest book, The Almoravid and Almohad EmpiresDr Amira K. Benison, Reader in the History & Culture of the maghreb, looks at the rise and fall of Berber empires that made a lasting contribution to the history of Islamic culture.

 

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