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Title:The Moors: Islam in the West
Editors:Brett, MichaelISNI
Forman, WernerISNI
Year:1980
Pages:128
Language:English
Series:Echoes of the ancient world
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Orbis
ISBN:0856132799
Geographic terms:Spain
Portugal
Maghreb
Subjects:Islamic culture
Islam
traditional polities
history
pictorial works (form)
Abstract:In 711 an invading Arab army swept across the Straits of Gibraltar, heralding the beginning of a Muslim occupation of Spain which only ended when the Christian kings finally drove the last of the Moors out of Granada in 1492. For over five hundred years Islam was to remain a dominating force in the Iberian peninsula as well as North Africa. This book traces the rise and fall of the Muslim dynastic empires, describes daily life under their rule and discusses their contributions to astronomy, philosophy and the natural sciences. The author's analysis of the workings of the Arab mind and the complexity of Muslim society is complemented by extensive photography by Werner Forman.
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