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Cities Of Light:
The Rise And Fall of
Islamic Spain

 




synopsis

Over a thousand years ago, the sun-washed land of southern Spain was was home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, living together and flourishing. Their culture and beliefs intertwined, and the knowledge of the ancients was gathered and reborn. Here were the very seeds of the Renaissance.

Astronomy
Music
Calligraphy
Medicine
Videos
· Hasdai ibn Shaprut
· Ziryab
· Alfonso: The Learned King

 

resources
· The Abrahamic Faiths
· Islamic Spain: What's for breakfast?
· Timelines

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An interactive look at how many items in our daily lives originated in Medieval Spain under Muslim rule.