The formalization of power in the currencies of the Muluk de Denia (V century AH/XI AD)

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Abstract

This article examines the formalization of the political power wielded by the new dynasties (mulūk al-tcombining dot belowawā'if) ruling in al-Andalus after the collapse of the Umayyad caliphate, as revealed by coin inscriptions. The study is mainly focussed on the issues of the 'Āmirī rulers who settled in Denia, and whose coinage was initially minted in Elota and about thirty years later in Denia and Mallorca. The variable inscriptions recognising the authority of an imām, as well as the appearance of names corresponding to members of the ruling family and the palatine staff, draw conspicuous attention to this new legality, which was finally to be brought into question.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-445
JournalAl-Qantara (Madr.)
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Andalusi coins
  • Denia
  • Taifa states

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