The Castles of Mallorca: Fortification and state-formation during the Islamic period

Author:   Martin S. Goffriller
Publisher:   BAR Publishing
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Pages:   204
Publication Date:   30 April 2021
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Author:   Martin S. Goffriller
Publisher:   BAR Publishing
Imprint:   BAR Publishing
ISBN:  

9781407357607


ISBN 10:   1407357603
Pages:   204
Publication Date:   30 April 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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List of Figures List of Plates List of Abbreviations Summary 1. Introduction to the Study of Islamic Iberia, Its Fortification & Settlement 1.1 Researching Islamic Iberia: problems and challenges 1.1.1 The Medieval Spains of Claudio S'e1nchez-Albornoz and Am'e9rico Castro 1.1.2 Pierre Guichard on Islamic tribalism and Spanish identity 1.1.3 Critiques of structural-functionalist anthropology: Chelhod, Manzano and Epalza 1.2 Other debates on the socio-political realities of Medieval Iberia: conversion and settlement 1.2.1 On conversion to Islam: Bulliet and Glick 1.2.2 On Islamic settlement and Christian re-settlement: Kennedy and Fletcher 1.2.3 The emergence of landscape archaeology in the study of medieval Spain 1.3 Fortress and village: the hisn/qarya complex and its existence in Mallorca 2. Aims and Methodologies 2.1 Aims of the study 2.2 Methodology 2.2.1 The historical sources 2.2.2 The use of viewshed analysis 3. Fortification and Urbanism in Al-Andalus 3.1 The physical fortress: the morphology of the hisn 3.2 The conceptual fortress: function and location of the Islamic fortress 3.3 Other types of fortification in al-Andalus 3.3.1 The Ribat / Rib'e2t 3.3.2 Alquer'eda towers / guel'e2a 3.3.3 Fortified Granaries / agadir 3.4 Urban Islam: Mad'eena May'fbrqa and its role within Mallorcas territory 3.4.1 The Islamic city: research history and state of the question 4. May'fbrqa: Island and History 4.1 Geography and climate of Mallorca 4.2 A political history of Mallorca 4.2.1 The Classical period and Late Antiquity 4.2.2 The Islamic Period 5. Mad'eena May'fbrqa and the Fortresses of Alar'f3, Castell Del Rei and Santueri 5.1 Mad'eena May'fbrqa, Palma de Mallorca 5.1.1 Almudaina of Palma 5.1.2 Almudaina of the Gum'e2ra 5.2 Castell dAlar'f3, Hisn al-Rum 5.2.1 History 5.2.2 Architectural analysis 5.2.3 Viewshed analysis 5.2.4 Conclusion 5.3 Castell del Rei, Hisn Bul'e2nsa 5.3.1 History 5.3.2 Architectural Analysis 5.3.3 Viewshed analysis 5.3.4 Conclusion 5.4 Castell de Santueri, Hisn Falanis 5.4.1 History 5.4.2 Archaeological finds 5.4.3 Historical documentation 5.4.4 Architectural analysis 5.4.5 Viewshed analysis 6. The Minor Fortifications of Mallorca 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Puig de Sa Bastida 6.1.2 Architectural analysis 6.1.3 Other architectural remains 6.1.4 Viewshed analysis 6.1.5 Conclusion 6.3 The Tower of Canyamel/Monts' 6.3.1 History and documentation 6.3.2 Architectural analysis 6.3.3 Viewshed analysis 6.3.4 Conclusion 6.4 Castell de Moros/Castell des Moro, Dei'e 6.4.1 Viewshed analysis 6.5 Palau dels Reis de Mallorca, Sineu 6.5.1 Architectural analysis 6.5.2 Conclusion 6.6 Almudaina dArt'e 6.6.1 Architectural analysis 6.6.2 Viewshed analysis 6.7 Torre den Nun'eds 6.7.1 Architectural analysis 6.7.2 Viewshed analysis 6.8 Puig de nEscuder, Caimari 6.8.1 Architectural analysis 6.8.2 Ceramic remains 6.8.3 Viewshed analysis 6.9 Torre de Son M'e1s, Andratx 6.9.1 Viewshed analysis 6.10 Puig de Randa 6.10.1 Viewshed Analysis 6.11 Castellet dEsporles 6.12 Unsubstantiated place names and other sites 7. Synthesis and Discussion 7.1 The changing roles of the fortresses within their socio-political environment 7.1.1 Mad'eena May'fbrqa/Ciutat de Mallorca 7.1.2 The Castles 7.1.3 Mountain Refuges and Towers 7.2 Interconnectivity: Viewsheds and their interpretation 7.3 Geography and identity 7.3.1 Factors leading to Mallorcas administrational divergence form the mainland 7.3.2 Christian conquest of an Islamic island: transformation and adaptation of the territory 7.4 Fortification and politics on the mainland: Al-Andalus and the Maghreb 8. Conclusion 8.1 Scope for future enquiries Glossary Appendix Bibliography

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'This is an important and original contribution to a topic that has otherwise been published only in fragments within book chapters and journal articles. It contains a substantial amount of original fieldwork and spatial analysis.' Dr Aleks Pluskowski, University of Reading 'This work is highly original. As the author states, research on Islamic castles on Mallorca is minimal, and although there are parallel studies on mainland Iberia, the specific history of the Balearic Islands requires particular research that this study starts. This is an ambitious work, and it provides a baseline of suggestions and hypothesis that can become the bases of future works on the subject.' Dr Jose C. Carvajal Lopez, University of Leicester


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Martin S. Goffriller is an architectural historian and archaeologist with a focus on fortification and state formation in the medieval period. His specialism on tribal societies has led his research into globally diverse regions such as the Maghreb, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Since 2018 he has been based at the China University of Mining and Technology (Xuzhou), where he heads a long-term research project focused on Silk Road archaeology and state formation in Central Asia.

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