Yesterday I didn't even touch the article, just read the Caliphe de l'epouvante, which may be, after all, unfitting my purpose; unfitting the expectation, in any case. Nonetheless, I will have to read also his Arabic novel, Hatha al-Andalusi, translated devastatingly into English as Muslim Suicide. It's about Ibn Sab'in, who effectively is believed to have committed suicide in Mecca - perhaps one of the symbolic ends of al-Andalus, together with the burial of Ibn Rushd and emigration of Ibn Arabi, celebrated by Corbin (was it like this?).
But now there is the conference, about various conquests and empires. It seems more historical than in any other sense that might touch me, but it will be much to learn nonetheless.