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The Fall of the Murabitun, Muwahiddun and The Christian Crusade Upon Garnata

However, in a short span of less than a hundred years, the
Murabitun had been wrestled from power both in the Maghrib and Andalus by Muwahhidun [1] who accused the Murabitun of becoming lax in their application of the… 5,568 more words

Islamic Spain

James the Unfortunate

I posted recently about the Battle of Crecy and noted that as well as the flower of French nobility that  John, the blind king, of Bohemia and  Jaime the King of Majorca met their maker that day. 435 more words

Fourteenth Century

Catalonia – Origins and the Fight for Independence

Everywhere I go in Catalonia I see the regional flag, four red lines on a yellow background, a recently I read an interesting story about the origins of this flag, also known as the Senyera. 298 more words

Spain

The Great Mosque of Córdoba, the majestic Mezquita

I was genuinely fearful that my expectations of the Mezquita might not be matched in reality. The Great Mosque of Córdoba is, after all, supposed to be one of the world’s great architectural achievements, on a par with Agra’s Taj Mahal, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia or the Pantheon in Rome. 749 more words

Travel

What are Anabaptists?

Some people may have heard of Anabaptists. Today I want to discuss this very thing.

It has been stated that the Anabaptist movement began in January of 1525. 544 more words

A DREAM IN CATALONIA

THE AMAZING GENESIS OF MY”ARK IN TOLEDO” STORY

PART II

At this stage, I should state that I was never your average atheist, either in texture or flavour. 2,233 more words

Ark Of The Covenant

Composer Biography: Juan del Encina (1468-c1529)

Also Juan del Enzina. His name at birth was Juan de Fermoselle, according to one source.

In late 15th century Spain, Juan del Encina was among the four big names of music, along with… 1,146 more words

Music