al andalus

  1. WI: An Andalusian Ruler gives Vikings lands in Western Iberia ?

    I've been thinking about how a group of Vikings under Rollo were given land in Northern France and became the Normans over time. I also remembered that the Vikings would also raid the south of Al-Andalus. This got me thinking that maybe in an alternate timeline, an Andalusia ruler might have...
  2. Talus I of Dixie

    Muslim World: The True Faith Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Chapter 1

    Muslim World The Gates of Gaul: Tours The year is 732. A huge moorish army attacks Tours, the battle is bloody, but its commander, Algafeque, is cunning, a cavalry force composed of 3,000 brave knights who had placed Charles Martel in a trap and hiding how many the franks arrived, attack the...
  3. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: Berberized Al-Andalus

    When and how can we insert a strong Berber cultural, political, and religious component into Al-Andalus, after its conquest by Islamic forces? Perhaps through a more successful spread of the Berber Revolt of the 740's into Iberia? What would be the effects of a less Arab, more Berber Al-Andalus...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. AHC: Make this map accurate (Spain based in Andalusia)

    With a POD no earlier than 751, come up with a scenario that could make this map historically accurate. Basically, make Andalusia into a Christian kingdom stronger than the other kingdoms in Iberia, which actually claims the "Empire of all Spains" title, yet, has not actually united the...
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