Taifa of Lorca


Taifa of Lorca

1228–1250
CapitalLorca
Common languagesArabic, Mozarabic, Hebrew
Religion
Islam, Christianity (Roman Catholicism), Judaism
GovernmentMonarchy
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1228
• Conquered by Murcia
1250
CurrencyDirham and Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Almohad dynasty
Taifa of Murcia

The Taifa of Lorca (Arabic: طائفة لورقة‎) was a medieval Islamic Moorish taifa kingdom centered in what is now southern Spain.

The taifa was founded in 1042, when Lorca declared its independence from the emirate of Valencia. Its first governor was Ma'n Ibn Sumadih, with its power base extending from the city to Jaén and Baza.

In 1228, the Lorca taifa was reestablished after the fall of the Almoravid dynasty. It lasted until around 1250, when it was conquered by the taifa of Murcia.

List of Emirs


Ahlid dynasty

See also










Categories: Taifas | 1250 disestablishments in Europe | States and territories established in 1228 | Region of Murcia | Lorca, Spain | Al-Andalus stubs




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