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al-An·da·lus

(äl-än′də-lo͞os′)
The name applied to the portions of the Iberian Peninsula under Moorish control between the years 711 and 1492, especially the region corresponding roughly with present-day Andalusia in southern Spain. During the period of Moorish rule, al-Andalus experienced a cultural flowering, contributing significantly to the scientific and artistic development of medieval Europe.
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com/history/moorish-spain/) Moorish Spain , to define who they are in a Puerto Rican society that claims a mixed background of indigenous, African and European influences.
Comparing Moorish Spain with what was happening elsewhere in Europe at the time, Lane-Poole wrote: "The Moors organised that wonderful Kingdom of Cordova which was the Marvel of the Middle Ages, and which, when all Europe was plunged in barbaric ignorance and strife, alone held the torch of learning and civilisation bright and shining before the Western world .
Cordoba was once the capital of Moorish Spain and the most cultivated city in Europe between the 9th and 13th Centuries.
Balancing a mirage of seduction with the masked reality of a colonial republic, the exhibition examines, from Moorish Spain to the Morocco of the Sharifians, the iconographic strategies of a studio painter who produced a major body of Orientalist work hitherto almost forgotten.
The blend of Moorish Spain, Berber Africa and Arabic has continued to evolve throughout Algeria, Morocco and the like, with Muslim and Jewish musicians playing side by side and absorbing various influences.
For a period starting in the 800s and ending in the mid 1800s, pederastic relationships, poetry, art and spirituality were a prominent and pervasive feature of Islamic culture from Moorish Spain to Northern India.
Webster (2004) also recovers the hidden history of Moorish Spain.
The existence of non-Muslims for centuries across the Muslim world, from Moorish Spain and Sub-Saharan Africa to Egypt, Syria, India, and Indonesia are clear evidence of the religious tolerance extended by Islam to people of other faiths.
A cookbook from Moorish Spain in the same era tells of rolling out a sheet of candy (made of boiled sugar, honey, sesame oil and flour), sprinkling it with rosewater, sugar and ground pistachios, and covering it with a second layer of candy before cutting it into triangles.
Traces of zajal were also found in 10th to 12th-century Moorish Spain.
Traces of zajal were also found in 10th- to 12th-century Moorish Spain.
From Moorish Spain across North Africa to Damascus, Baghdad, Persia and all the way to India, scientists in the Muslim world were at the forefront of developments in medicine, astronomy, engineering, hydraulics, mathematics, chemistry, map-making and exploration.