Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Conquest of Andalusia
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Ṭâriḳ crosses the Straits

[230cc] According to al-Wâḳidi, the first to invade Andalusia1 was Ṭâriḳ ibn-Ziyâd,2 the ‘ârnil of Mûsa ibn-Nuṣair, and that was in the year 92. Ṭâriḳ was met by Ulyân, the commander of the Majâz3 al-Andalus, whom he promised safety provided he would transport him with his companions to Andalusia in his ships. When he arrived there, Ṭâriḳ was res…

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“The Conquest of Andalusia”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 18 November 2019



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