About the Nasrid Dynasty
Wikipedia Project on the Nasrid Dynasty
For several years, I have helped contribute to the Wikipedia entry on the Nasrid Dynasty, donating the wealth of my research to expanding the available information. When I started researching the Nasrid period in 1995, the sources were deplorable or mired in legends and foolish fancies about Moorish culture and society. After amassing so much detail on the Moorish period in Spain and the last Muslim dynasty to rule a significant portion of the country, I had to pay it forward for future generations to learn more about a fascinating history and people. As much as some ridicule the data compiled on Wikipedia, I'm very proud to have added in any small way to the entries on the Sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty and my contributions will continue.
See the Wikipedia Project on the Nasrid Dynasty and learn more about the monarchs of Muslim Granada 1232-1492
A Map of Moorish Spain
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Moors under the governance of the Nasrid Dynasty divided the Andalusian territory into administrative provinces, such as Granada, Almería, and Malaga. Governors controlled the provinces. Within each province, there were subdivisions of districts under the control of governors, too; at least 33 official districts within Granada. These districts might be a city or town, e.g. Almería, a hamlet, e.g. Pechina, or later during the Reconquista period, a geographic region, e.g. Las Alpujarras. Nasrid princes, trusted officers of the military, judges, and other esteemed men controlled each area after an official appointment by the Nasrid ruler to whom they had offered an oath of loyalty.
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