Chapter 1 How an Earthquake Shaped the Foundations of a New City: Cordoba from the 3rd to the 5th Century AD

In: A Companion to Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Cordoba
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The medieval city of Cordoba has its urban origins in the damage caused by an earthquake that happened between 260 and 270 BCE. This chapter serves as an introduction to the city of Cordoba in late and medieval times, proposing the urban consequences that the medieval city inherited from that disaster. Therefore, the organization of the city during the 3rd–5th centuries CE define the urban basis of the medieval development of Cordoba.

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