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Eneko López

Eneko López is ‘Profesor Adjunto’ in History and Economic Institutions at UPV/EHU.
His main area of expertise is the economy of al-Andalus and the western Mediterranean from the eighth to the eleventh century.
In his doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo Manzano Moreno at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CCHS-CSIC), he explored urban growth in the south-east of al-Andalus during the Umayyad period.
His three main research avenues are: 1) the institutional, economic and political relations between the Umayyad state and the northern Christian polities of the Iberian Peninsula; 2) the economic production and political use of material culture by the Islamic states; 3) urban and commercial growth, including its influence on the processes of Islamization and Arabization.
He is the author of the book Mercaderes, artesanos y ulemas. Las ciudades de las coras de Ilbira y Pechina en época omeya (UJA Editorial, 2020) and coautor of Medina Azahara (National Geographic, 2018).
He has also edited the volume Una nueva mirada a la formación al-Andalus. La arabización y la islamización desde la interdisciplinariedad (UPV/EHU, 2022).

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