Almoravids
Berber Muslim dynasty that ruled Morocco and Muslim Spain
in the 11th and 12th cent. They founded Marrekesh as the
capital of their powerful empire. Called on for help by
the Moors in Spain, they defeated (1086) Alfonso VI of
Castile and displaced the local Moorish rulers. Never
entirely stable, the dynasty was overthrown by the
Almohads in 1174.

 

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