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  1. Ulyanovsk

    What if Sabur al-Amirí restored the Emirate of Córdoba?

    Sabur al-Amirí was a Andalusian ruler of possible Slavic origin who started out as a slave and rose to be the governor of Badajoz. When the Caliphate of Córdoba collapsed, Sabur established a Taifa in Badajoz and excercised control over the entirety of the former Roman province of Lusitania. In...
  2. Maximum extent of Umayyad expansion in Francia, and vice versa?

    Although the Battle of Tours was not the clear turning point it is often thought to be, the Umayyads still made it pretty far into the Frankish realm(s). The Battle of Tours, albeit mostly a raid, did have significant effects on the popularity of Charles Martel, the founder of the Carolingian...
  3. Umayyad in the New World

    Since Iberia is geographically well suited to sailing to the Americas, perhaps it was just a matter of luck that the previous rulers of Spain did not get to the New World first. I’m curious what the Umayyad reaction would be to news of a ship that returned from the Caribbean after being blown...
  4. What if Córdoba remained an independent state into the Colonial period?

    In this scenario the Caliphate of Córdoba is not plagued by leadership crisises and stays a strong and powerful state at least into the eighteenth century. Presuming America is still discovered (though probably not by Spain) what is the likelihood that a Muslim nation begins to colonise the new...
  5. ArchimedesCircle

    The Palace has Fallen: A Timeline Without Charlemagne
    Threadmarks: Part 1: The Fall of the Hammer

    Hey AH.com! This is my first attempt at a timeline, so I'm looking for feedback on pretty much everything. Part 1: The Hammer Falls On October 10, 732 a band of Arab and Berber raiders lead by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi clashed with Frankish and Aquitanian troops in western Gaul. The veteran...
  6. Planet of Hats

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline
    Threadmarks: ACT I: Hisham II and al-Mughira

    With thanks to XanXar for rekindling my interest in actually sharing my first honest-to-goodness TL publicly, and more broadly to everyone who's discussed al-Andalus on these forums over the years for leaving behind a massive body of discussion to trawl through over the past several months, and...
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