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.
Get up close and personal with the splendid sites of Moorish Spain
and the artistic legacy of the Italian Renaissance, or spot animals in African safaris - wherever you are, these guest speakers will deepen your understanding and sharpen the lens with which you view the destinations and their people, foods and attractions.
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.