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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 an interesting film about Spain during the rule of the Moors. It shows the beauty of architecture and design. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nancy in Idaho
This documentary provides an interesting perspective on the history of the Moors in southern spain. Bethany Hughes an English historian narrates with great detail the story of the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kevin A Davis
I think the same host did a tour of the Alhambra in another documentary. I got a lot from both. I have also watched a drama called Isabel which gave history from other... Read morePublished 6 days ago by wearethefuture
I wasn't aware that the Moors had such an influence in Spain. This program was very enlightening.Published 6 days ago by Rodney Nybo
This book is full facts hat has been hidden from Spanish / American history.Published 7 days ago by Willie M. Rush
Excellent! Informative, beautiful, rapturous to the end.Published 11 days ago by Brenda Eastin Bell