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When the Moors Ruled Europe

When the Moors Ruled Europe


This critically acclaimed documentary explores the 700-year history of Islamic rule on the Iberian Peninsula. Although generations of Spanish historians have portrayed the Moors as brutish occupiers, recent research paints a much different picture.


The Islamic invaders actually brought stunning advances in science and art to their territories. Oxford-educated historian Bettany Hughes gives modern viewers a rich, nuanced understanding of Islamic history and culture while visiting such sites as the Alhambra Palace and the Great Mosque at Cordoba.

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