Muslim Diplomatic Activity on Iberian Peninsula between 711 A.D. and 1252 A.D. A Note on Sources
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It is extremely difficult to embrace all the forms of diplomatic activity in the region of Iberian Peninsula during the times of Muslim political presence in the area, because the interaction between Christians, Muslims, and Jews was very frequent, and a lot of political, economic, and military problems required a big variety of diplomatic actions, embassies, and envoys in the region in order to reduce the tension among all the religious groups, or in order to lead to common, mutually satisfying economic relations, like trade, navigation, or the function of post. Due to this huge national and religious diversity, the sources to conduct enquiry are to be found in a lot of different languages like: Arabic, Spanish, French, Latin, Italian, and many others, all of them necessary to look at the problem from a lot of different perspectives, leading to the best results in research. Therefore, this paper includes a lot of sources written by French, Arab, American, British, and Spanish scholars, all of them involved in researching the history of the region.