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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse When the Moors Ruled in Europe for describing
how the Moors ruled in Spain with a benign hand and jump-started
the Renaissance in Europe with their advanced knowledge of
mathematics, astronomy, architecture, agriculture and art.

When the Moors Ruled in Europe
700 Years of Little-Known History

When the Moors Ruled in Europe: 700 Years of Little-Known History (2008)
101 minutes
When the Moors Ruled in Europe at Amazon.com

How Islamic Civilization Tamed Western Europe

Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines the 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 two-part 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 Western Europe.

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When the Moors Ruled in Europe
700 Years of Little-Known History

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse When the Moors Ruled in Europe for describing
how the Moors ruled in Spain with a benign hand and jump-started
the Renaissance in Europe with their advanced knowledge of
mathematics, astronomy, architecture, agriculture and art.