THE MOOR'S LAST STAND
HOW SEVEN CENTURIES OF MUSLIM RULE IN SPAIN CAME TO AN END
Matèria: Història d'espanya medieval
In 1482, Abu Abdallah Muhammad XI became the twenty-third Muslim King of Granada. He would be the last. This is the first history of the ruler, known as Boabdil, whose disastrous reign and bitter defeat brought seven centuries of Moorish Spain to an end. It is an action-packed story of intrigue, treachery, cruelty, bravery and tragedy. Basing her vivid account on original documents and sources, Elizabeth Drayson traces the origins and development of Islamic Spain. She describes the thirteenth-century founding of the Nasrid dynastid, the cultured ad stable society in created, and the feuding wich threatened it and had all but destroyed it by 1482, when Boabdil seized the throne. The new Sultan faced betrayals by his family, factions in the Alhambra palace, and ever more powerful onslaughts from the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella, monarchs of the newly united kingdoms of Castile adn Aragon. By stratagem, diplomacy and strength of will, Boabdil prolonged his reign for ten years, until his defeat at the hands of his enemies, in a Christian reconquest of Spain that has reverberated powerfully don the centuries.