• The Slide into Anarchy of the Emirate of Cordoba | 852CE – 912CE | Al Andalus Episode 03
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    The Slide into Anarchy of the Emirate of Cordoba | 852CE – 912CE | Al Andalus Episode 03

    When Abd al-Rahman died, his son Abdullah, the son of his favorite concubine, looked like the heir to the emirate. However, due to him being busy with, what we can assume was a hell of a party, Muhammad, the brother of Abdullah, took the throne. The story of Muhammad’s ascention is probably a bit exaggerated but it’s interesting nonetheless. The night Abd al-Rahman died, the eunuch in the palace wanted to inform Abdullah to come to the palace but one of the religious advisors of Abd al-Rahman stopped them and told them Muhammad would be a better choice, even though, Muhammad wasn’t very nice to anyone. So, the eunuch went…