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, “pastures” (sierras de yerba y de pastos), is the origin of the Spanish name Alpujarras; the Arabic toponym really applies to all the mountainous region which forms the extension of the Sierra Nevada southwards to the Mediterranean, from Motril to Adra and Almeria; but more particularly designated by this name are the many fertile valleys which intersect this country (Padul – Béznar – Lanjarón – Orgiva - Cádiar and Ugíjar – Alcoléa – Laujar – Canjáyar – Rágol - Gádor). In the Middle Ages the Alpujarr…

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Seybold, C.F. and Huici Miranda, A., “al-Bus̲h̲ārrāt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1562>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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