Yahya ibn Salama al-Kalbi

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Yahya ibn Salama al-Kalbi was sent as governor of al-Andalus by the Caliph of Damascus Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik and his tenure in office lasted three years.

Yahya denounced the injustices of the policies of Anbasa, especially with respect to the collection of taxes and the confiscation of property. On this account the new authoritarian governor prosecuted Arabs and Berbers charged with looting and illicit acquisition of goods from Christians,[1] reverted the tax rates to the levels existing in 722 and undertook a restitution of illegally seized property. He was replaced in his position by the new governor of Ifriqiya, who in turn imposed in al-Andalus a new governor from his rival Arab tribe, the Qays.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Roger (1989). The Arab Conquest of Spain 710-797. Oxford, UK / Cambridge, USA: Blackwell. p. 83. ISBN 0-631-19405-3. 
  2. ^ Collins, Roger (1989). The Arab Conquest of Spain 710-797. Oxford, UK / Cambridge, USA: Blackwell. p. 85. ISBN 0-631-19405-3. 

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Preceded by
Udrra ben Abd Allah al-Fihrí
Wali of al-Andalus
726–728
Succeeded by
Hudhaifa ibn al-Ahwas al-Ashja'i