An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study examines the role of Almunakkab in the political life of Al-Andalus between the years 755 and 1489. It was considered one of the major administrative and military centers of the Zirid Kingdom in addition to being the closest port to Granada and its only route to the sea. Almoravides were keen on keeping a hold of it and the significance of its role became clear as both Marinids and the Kingdom of Granada tried to maintain control over the vital Southern areas. Its port played a role against the Spanish forces. It had a presence in the internal conflict among the kings of the Granada - Kingdom; its castle and port served as a safe passage for those seeking an escape as well as for deportation, incarceration, getting rid of rivals and the keeping of them away from Andalusia. It continued to play a political role until the Spanish conquest in December 1489.