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"Inspiring" --The Observer (U.K.)
Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history--the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is now Spain and Portugal. Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archaeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years.
This fascinating two-part documentary explodes old stereotypes and offers shocking new insights. Youll discover the ingenious mathematics behind Granadas dazzling Alhambra Palace, trace El Cids lineage to his Moorish roots, and learn how the Iberian population willingly converted to Islam in droves.
Through interviews with noted scholars, youll see how Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel the West out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. What emerges is a richly detailed portrait of a sensuous, inquisitive, and remarkably progressive Islamic culture in Christian Europe.
This is NOT about Moors in Europe. It is about Arabs in Spain. And I have found more interesting delivery on National Geo. The title seems intentionally deceptive.Published 22 days ago by DoctorHow
This is false advertising of the HIGHEST FORM!!
The Moor accomplish things that YOU Bettany couldn't even imagine! Don't waste your time ppl!
It was incouraging to know that finally someone told the truth; ao much
of the past lives of Moors (Blacks) has been "lost, destroyed, or stolen. Read more
It would have been nice if the director and producer would have shown the real Moors from Africa.Published 2 months ago by Malachi Bryant
While this program was informative, it left out some key elements during the time "when the moors ruled in europe:" namely the Jews. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paula S.