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This dissertation research employs biological distance and mortuary analyses in tandem with historical sources to investigate the degree to which conversion, as opposed to migration, contributed to the spread of

This dissertation research employs biological distance and mortuary analyses in tandem with historical sources to investigate the degree to which conversion, as opposed to migration, contributed to the spread of Islam in southern Iberia. The dynamics of the 8th century conquest of Iberia by Muslim Arab and Berber forces from North Africa, and the subsequent 800-year period of religious, political, and social change, remain contested and poorly understood.

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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017
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    • Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-232)
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    • Field of study: Anthropology

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    by Katelyn L. Bolhofner

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