1. ArchimedesCircle

    For Want of a Hammer
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Prelude The transition between the late Roman and the post-Roman west was not a simple process. First came the Migration period, the Völkerwanderung, when Germanic peoples swept through the Western Roman Empire. Then the Empire ceased to exist, dissolved by Odoacer. Odoacer was in turn...
  2. What empires could relocate to a new area, like the Byzantines or Mughals?

    What empires do you know of that, like the Eastern Roman Empire, withdrew from their former core territory and reestablished themselves in a new area? Some examples: The Umayyad Caliphate fell in the Middle East, but established the Emirate of Cordoba, and later the Caliphate of Cordoba. The...
  3. Gabzcervo

    Moonlight Dawn upon West: Tales of Failed Battle of Tours
    Threadmarks: ACT I: The Beginnings

    With My Own New TL, where Arabs invent the gunpowder first, then second, the Umayyads overrun France and Italy, and thanks to who's discussed al-Andalus, Islamic France, and Islamic Italy on these forums over the years for leaving behind a massive body of discussion to trawl through over the...
  4. Whiteshore

    DBWI: The Christians retook Al-Andalus

    As we all know, Al-Andalus is the only Muslim-majority state on the European continent (albeit with a sizable Christian minority, especially in the north), but what if the Christians were able to "retake" Al-Andalus? What PODs would be necessary for such a scenario? What would a Christian...
  5. ArchimedesCircle

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

    Hey! 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. Al-Andalus Ethnography

    This is part of an alternative historical ethnography of a village in the Alpujarras in contemporary times as if the reconquista had happened but was reconquered instead of the inquisition and expulsions happening. It details the lives of 'Latino' speaking villages of mixed Muslim and Catholic...
  7. AHC: Prevent Granada Massacre (1066) and Almoravid Spain (1090)

    With the latest PoD, preferably after the death of Samuel HaNagid in 1056 AD, how can the Massacre of 1066, or any such massacre of Jews in Granada, be prevented, at least until 1090? And using this as our PoD, how well might Granada do against the other taifas of Al-Andalus? And, given these...
  8. 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...