A Companion to Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Cordoba cover the history and culture of Roman, late antique, Visigoth and al-Andalus Cordoba in nineteen contributions, from the foundation of the city in the 169/168 B.C. by the praetor Marcus Claudius Marcellus to the end of the Muslim period in 1236 B.C., when the city fell into the hands of Ferdinand III the Saint, King of Castile.
Making use of archaeological data and historical sources, combined with the latest research on the various fields under study, its authors give a compelling account of Cordoba’s most important archaeological, urban, political, legal, social, cultural and religious facets throughout the most exciting fifteen centuries of the city.
Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Ph.D. (1962), University of Cordoba, is Full Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at that University. He has published extensively on Christian Arabic literature in general, and on al-Andalus in particular.
Antonio Monterroso-Checa, Ph.D. (1977), University of Cordoba, is Associate Professor of Archaeology at that University. He has published extensively on Roman archaeology and Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage in general, and on Architecture and Topography of Ancient Rome in particular.
All interested in the history of the city of Cordoba from its foundation in the second century B.C. up to the thirteenth century when the city fell in Christian hands.