Taifa of Mértola

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Taifa of Mértola
Taifa Kingdom of Mértola, c. 1037.
Capital Mértola
Languages Arabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Religion Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholicism), 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
Statue of Ibn Qasi (Lord of Mértola) next to Mértola's Castle.

The Taifa of Mértola was a medieval taifa Moorish kingdom that existed in what is now southeastern Portugal. It existed 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 Almohad Caliphate.

List of Emirs[edit]

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.

See also[edit]