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Taifa of Mértola

Taifa of Mértola

1033–1151
Taifa Kingdom of Mértola, c. 1037.
Capital Mértola
Languages Arabic, Mozarabic , Hebrew
Religion Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba 1033
 -  To Seville/Almoravids 1044–1091 / 1091–1144
 -  To Badajoz 1145–1146
 -  Conquered by the Almohads 1151
Currency Dirham and Dinar
Today part of  Portugal

The Taifa of Mértola was a medieval taifa kingdom that existed in what is now southeastern Portugal for three distinct periods: from 1033 to 1044, from 1144 to 1145 and from 1146 to 1151. From 1044 until 1091 it was under the forcible control of Seville, by Abbad II al-Mu'tadid.[1] Its short-lived history ended in 1151, when it was finally conquered by the Almohads.


List of Emirs

Tayfurid dynasty

Qasid dynasty

  • Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi: 1144–1145 d. 1151
    • To Badajoz: 1145–1146
  • Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi (restored): 1146–1151

References

Sources

  • http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/taifa.html

See also


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