Taifa of Mértola

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Taifa of Mértola
Taifa Kingdom of Mértola, c. 1037.
Capital Mértola
Languages Arabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Religion Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholic), Judaism
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Downfall of Caliphate of Córdoba 1033
 •  To Seville/Almoravids 1044–1091 / 1091–1144
 •  To Badajoz 1145–1146
 •  Conquered by the Almohads 1151
Currency Dirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Today part of  Portugal

The Taifa of Mértola was a medieval taifa kingdom that existed in what is now southeastern Portugal for three distinct periods: from 1033 to 1044, from 1144 to 1145 and from 1146 to 1151. From 1044 until 1091 it was under the forcible control of Seville, by Abbad II al-Mu'tadid.[1] Its short-lived history ended in 1151, when it was finally conquered by the Almohads.

Statue of Ibn Qasi (Lord of Mértola) next to Mértola's Castle.

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Abbadid dynasty[edit]

Almoravid dynasty[edit]

Qasid dynasty[edit]


  1. ^ "Abbadid". Encyclopædia Britannica. I: A-Ak - Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2010. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8. 
  2. ^ Concise History of Islam. Muzaffar Husain Syed,Syed Saud Akhtar,B D Usmani. 29-07-2016.


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