Islamic Spain

4 April 2015
History of Al-Andalus. Govt., religion, leadership, culture.

It was during the end of the Middle Ages that Islam was involved in the process of being eliminated from Europe. The historical tension between Christian and Muslim forces dates back to this period. The European crusades accounts for a portion of this hostility. Yet in the Iberian Peninsula this hostile tension was intensified and lingered even longer. By the middle of the thirteenth century two distinct categories of Muslims could be found in the Iberian Peninsula. The first dwelled in the small but densely populated independent Muslim kingdom of Granada while the other was scattered in the midst of such Christian kingdoms as Castile, Aragon and Navarre. Muslims living in the Iberian Peninsula were often deeply divided even during the great era of Caliphate of Cordova during the tenth…
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