Taifa of Alpuente

The Taifa of Alpuente (Arabic: طائفة ألبونت) was a medieval taifa kingdom, of Berber origin,[1] that existed from around 1009 to 1106 created following the end of the Caliphate of Córdoba in the Iberian Peninsula in 1010. It was centered at the city of Alpuente. It was ruled by a Berber family of the Banu Qasim tribe.[2][3]

Taifa of Alpuente
1009–1106
Taifa Kingdom of Alpuente, c. 1037.
Taifa Kingdom of Alpuente, c. 1037.
CapitalAlpuente, now in Valencia, Land of Valencia, Spain
Common languagesArabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Religion
Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholicism), Judaism
GovernmentMonarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba
1009
• Conquered by the Almoravids
1106
CurrencyDirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Caliphate of Cordoba
Almoravids

List of EmirsEdit

Qasimid dynastyEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Kennedy, Hugh (2014-06-11). Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of Al-Andalus. Routledge. p. 140. ISBN 9781317870418.
  2. ^ Bosch-Vilà, J. (1988-04-01). Andalus (in French). Éditions Peeters. pp. 641–647. ISBN 2857443196.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Hugh (2014-06-11). Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of Al-Andalus. Routledge. ISBN 9781317870418.

Coordinates: 39°52′40″N 1°00′50″W / 39.8778°N 1.0139°W / 39.8778; -1.0139