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Taifa of Albarracín

Taifa of Albarracín


Taifa Kingdom of Albarracín, c. 1037.
Capital Albarracín, currently in Teruel, Aragón, Spain.
Languages Arabic, Mozarabic , Hebrew, Berber
Religion Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba 1012
 -  Conquered by the Almoravids 1104
Currency Dirham and Dinar

The Taifa of Albarracín was a medieval taifa kingdom that existed from 1012 to 1104.


In 1167, under the pressure from the ongoing wars between the Almoravid Dynasty and the new invasions of the Almohad Caliphate, the Moorish King Muhammad ibn Mardanis (nicknamed the Robber King), ceded the Taifa of Albarracín to a vassal of Sancho VI of Navarre, a noble from Estella-Lizarra named Pero Ruíz d'Azagra. The title was granted to d'Azagra due to his support of the Navarrese Crown against Alfonso VIII of Castile and Alfonso I of Aragón (Alfonso the Battler).

In 1172, Pero Ruíz d'Azagra managed to consolidate his power over the Señorío making that territory independent of the other Christian Kingdoms in the region. In 1190, with the signing of the Borja Accords, between Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancho VI of Navarre, the two monarchs agreed to a defensive pact against Alfonso VIII of Castile which gave official legitimacy to the Sinyoría d'Albarrazín with respect to the two kingdoms.[1]

List of Emirs

  • Hudayl Djalaf 'Izz ad-Dawla: 1012-1045
  • Abu Marwan 'Abd al-Malik: 1045-1103
  • Yahya Husam ad-Dawla: 1103-1104

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