When The Moors Ruled In Europe

When The Moors Ruled In Europe is a documentary movie presented by the English historian Bettany Hughes. It is a series on the contribution the Moors made to Europe during their 700-year reign in Spain and Portugal ending in the 15th century. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 Saturday 5 November 2005 and was filmed in the Spanish region of Andalusia, mostly in the cities of Granada, Cordoba and the Moroccan city of Fes. The era ended with the Reconquista during which the Catholic authorities burnt over 1,000,000 Arabic texts.

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  1. Interesting how Christianity systemically rewrote history regarding Muslims, the Moors, literature and language to architecture and culture. A great start and poignant for my son. He is able to relate with this media piece because he has a love for history. He has acquired the thinking to challenge what he is being taught, to question whose history, he is learning about and exploring alternate histories.