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« on: Jan 22, 2012 08:43 AM »


http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/when-moors-ruled-europe/

I highly recommend this short Documentary:

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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 archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years.

This fascinating documentary explodes old stereotypes and offers shocking new insights. You’ll discover the ingenious mathematics behind Granada’s dazzling Alhambra Palace, trace El Cid’s lineage to his Moorish roots, and learn how the Iberian population willingly converted to Islam in droves.

Through interviews with noted scholars, you’ll 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.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2012 08:16 AM »

Thanks for the recommendation samuel!

I can't remember if I've watched this before or not but I'll be sure to check it out.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 13, 2012 03:38 AM »

Saalam Jannah,
My good friend and colleague David Shasha would like to send his publication to you, but I have no idea how to get you connected? He is the founder of the Sephardic Heritage Center in NY, NY. He has various Muslamim contribute to his newsletter.  Let me know  I saw Jannahorg@yahoo.com as an email will that work? He has written for the Huffington post too.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 13, 2012 06:23 PM »

walaikum salam, Thanks Samuel!! I'll check it out I did receive it on email!! How are your Andalus travels going, will you be going this summer?
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