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Umayyad conquest of Hispania

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  1. The conquest led to a period of several hundred years in which the Iberian peninsula was Al-Andalus, dominated by Muslim rulers, and with only a handful of small Christian states surviving in the mountainous north

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  2. (711–718) began as an army of the Umayyad Caliphate consisting largely of Berbers, inhabitants of Northwest Africa recently converted to Islam, invaded the Christian Visigothic Kingdom located on the Iberian peninsula (Hispania)

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  3. Under the authority of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I of Damascus, and commanded by Tariq ibn Ziyad, they disembarked in early 711, perhaps at Gibraltar, and campaigned their way northward

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  4. Tariq's forces were reinforced the next year by those of his superior, the Emir Musa ibn Nusair

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  5. During the eight-year campaign, most of the Iberian Peninsula was brought under Muslim occupation, save for remote areas in the northwest (Galicia and Asturias) and largely Basque regions in the Pyrenees

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