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Saragossa is a city on the river Ebro, in Aragon, in the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It began as a Celtiberian village on which the Carthaginians built a military post called Salduie. In Roman times it was called Caesaraugusta, in honor of the emperor Augustus. The Muslims reduced the name to Saraqusṭa when they took the city in 714. The Christians called it Zaragoza.

1. Muslim Saraqusṭa

During the emirate of Cordova, Saragossa resisted an attack by Charlemagne in 777 and became the …

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Angel Saénz-Badillos, “Saragossa”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 August 2020
First published online: 2010

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