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Irati Azpiazu Galarza

Irati Azpiazu Galarza is Predoctoral Fellow at UPV/EHU, where her research is funded by a Basque Government grant.

Her thesis, supervised by Jesús Lorenzo Jiménez y Juan José Larrea Conde, is entitled Fortificaciones e incastellamento en el occidente islámico: el caso de al-Andalus durante el emirato (siglos VIII-X)”. The objective of the research is to analyse and understand the characteristics and functioning of the fortifications (husun, sg. hisn) of the Emirate period in al-Andalus, in order to assess their possible relationship with the phenomenon of incastellamento.

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