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Alger, de la fondation ziride à la capitale régionale (Xe-XVe siècle)


Among the ancient cities of the Maghreb that lost their roles at the end of the Roman era is Icosium; the city which was founded under the name of Algiers des Banī Mazġanna (or Algiers in brief) shortly after the middle of the IVth Century Hegira/ AD Xth. A century later, Algiers became the capital of an administrative district, controlling a territory called the ‘lands of Ṣanhāğa’ by textual sources. This status to be confirmed in the following centuries when it was coveted by rival dynasties which wanted to restore Almohads political goals. In the Hegira X th Century/ AD XVth, a central power was established in this city for the first time, Algiers then became the capital of the principality of Ṯa‘āliba, made up of an Arab tribe which was infiltrated in the Mitidja plain, taking advantage of the regression of the state Monarchy in the region. This article discusses all phases of Algiers’ Medieval history and its urban, political, and economic transformation in particular. To do so, the different types of sources were used, including archaeological data.
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Allaoua Amara. Alger, de la fondation ziride à la capitale régionale (Xe-XVe siècle). Hespéris-Tamuda, 2021, LVI (3), pp.115-137. ⟨hal-04018419⟩
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