History UsefulNotes / MoorishSpain

16th Sep '17 3:52:08 PM nombretomado
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'''Moorish Spain''', also known by its Arabic name '''Al-Andalus''', is a medieval civilisation spanning much of the Iberian peninsula and lasting up to eight centuries. It is often thought to be a great culture, bringing great peace and prosperity within their domain and most importantly being an oft-cited example of a culture where adherents of all three Abrahamic religions coexist in relative harmony. The civil accomplishments of the civilisation is believed by some as [[UrExample the first]] [[TheRenaissance Renaissance]] in continental Europe, and in spite of its later downfall, its advances left lasting marks on the Spain we know today.

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'''Moorish Spain''', also known by its Arabic name '''Al-Andalus''', is a medieval civilisation spanning much of the Iberian peninsula and lasting up to eight centuries. It is often thought to be a great culture, bringing great peace and prosperity within their domain and most importantly being an oft-cited example of a culture where adherents of all three Abrahamic religions coexist in relative harmony. The civil accomplishments of the civilisation is believed by some as [[UrExample the first]] [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance]] in continental Europe, and in spite of its later downfall, its advances left lasting marks on the Spain we know today.
2nd Sep '17 3:03:06 AM Mukademaoh
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', it was the setting of the El Cid campaign.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', it was the setting of the El Cid campaign.
campaign. In ''African Kingdoms'' the Berbers were introduced, and you get to play as Tariq ibn Ziyad.
21st Mar '17 1:21:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed'': Cal Lynch revisits the life of his ancestor, the Assassin Aguilar de Nerha, at the time of the fall of Granada in 1492 through the use of the Animus.

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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed'': ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Cal Lynch revisits the life of his ancestor, the Assassin Aguilar de Nerha, at the time of the fall of Granada in 1492 through the use of the Animus.
10th Jan '17 2:49:18 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed'': Cal Lynch revisits the life of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha at the time of the fall of Granada, in 1492, through the use of the Animus.

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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed'': Cal Lynch revisits the life of his ancestor ancestor, the Assassin Aguilar de Nerha Nerha, at the time of the fall of Granada, Granada in 1492, 1492 through the use of the Animus.
10th Jan '17 2:47:48 AM Saveelich
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* ''Film/AssassinsCreed'': Cal Lynch revisits the life of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha at the time of the fall of Granada, in 1492, through the use of the Animus.
9th Sep '16 9:54:04 AM Morgenthaler
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After the fall of the [[TheRomanEmpire Western Roman Empire]], the Germanic Visigoths quickly took to the former Roman domain of Hispania. Their rule, however, was plagued by infighting between rival factions, weakening their grip on power throughout the centuries. In contrast, by the beginning of the 8th century, Muslim powers to the east were spreading their reach. The Ummayad Caliphate, a Sunni empire based in Damascus, loomed over the Mediterranean, conquering North Africa and [[YouWillBeAssimilated converting its inhabitants]][[note]]Accidentally; Scripture was interpreted to mean that non-Muslim monotheists would be permitted to retain their religion as long as they paid higher taxes. At first this was OK, because the taxes were still lower than before, but over time the Caliph and nobles started living luxuriously, taxes went up, and people started converting to Islam for the tax cut. This dismayed the Caliph and caused the end of the Umayyad dynasty; all this is relevant to the story of Spain because both Spaniards and Berbers were Christian before Islam came along, and thus were subject to the policy of toleration.[[/note]] along the way. In 711, supporters of the assassinated Visigothic king Wittiza were impressed by the rising power and [[ViolationOfCommonSense asked for the Ummayad’s help]] against the pretender Roderic. The Caliphate went on to launch a small expedition into the peninsula, mostly consisting of Berbers and led by Moroccan Arabized-Berber commander Tariq ibn Ziyad.[[note]]Full name: Tariq ibn Ziyad ibn Abdullah ibn Walghu. Walghu is ''not'' an Arab name. The others are.[[/note]] [[note]]It is believed that Gibraltar’s name originated from “Gebal al-Tariq”, or “Rock of Tariq”.[[/note]]

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After the fall of the [[TheRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Western Roman Empire]], the Germanic Visigoths quickly took to the former Roman domain of Hispania. Their rule, however, was plagued by infighting between rival factions, weakening their grip on power throughout the centuries. In contrast, by the beginning of the 8th century, Muslim powers to the east were spreading their reach. The Ummayad Caliphate, a Sunni empire based in Damascus, loomed over the Mediterranean, conquering North Africa and [[YouWillBeAssimilated converting its inhabitants]][[note]]Accidentally; Scripture was interpreted to mean that non-Muslim monotheists would be permitted to retain their religion as long as they paid higher taxes. At first this was OK, because the taxes were still lower than before, but over time the Caliph and nobles started living luxuriously, taxes went up, and people started converting to Islam for the tax cut. This dismayed the Caliph and caused the end of the Umayyad dynasty; all this is relevant to the story of Spain because both Spaniards and Berbers were Christian before Islam came along, and thus were subject to the policy of toleration.[[/note]] along the way. In 711, supporters of the assassinated Visigothic king Wittiza were impressed by the rising power and [[ViolationOfCommonSense asked for the Ummayad’s help]] against the pretender Roderic. The Caliphate went on to launch a small expedition into the peninsula, mostly consisting of Berbers and led by Moroccan Arabized-Berber commander Tariq ibn Ziyad.[[note]]Full name: Tariq ibn Ziyad ibn Abdullah ibn Walghu. Walghu is ''not'' an Arab name. The others are.[[/note]] [[note]]It is believed that Gibraltar’s name originated from “Gebal al-Tariq”, or “Rock of Tariq”.[[/note]]
28th Nov '15 2:13:42 PM LordInsane
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** ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', following on from ''Crusader Kings'', starts off close to the end of the ''Reconquista'' (''how'' close depends on the game and expansion). Usually Granada gets conquered when Castile gets around to it, but a skilful player can turn things around for the Moors.
12th Sep '15 9:55:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'' is set in a HistoricalFantasy version of Reconquista-era Iberia, with the titular Al-Rassan corresponding to Al-Andalus.
* In ASongOfIceAndFire the principality of Dorne is a dead-ringer for Moorish Spain.

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* GuyGavrielKay's Creator/GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'' is set in a HistoricalFantasy version of Reconquista-era Iberia, with the titular Al-Rassan corresponding to Al-Andalus.
* In ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the principality of Dorne is a dead-ringer for Moorish Spain.
1st May '15 1:01:01 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* In ASongOfIceAndFire the principality of Dorne is a dead-ringer for Moorish Spain.
28th Jan '15 4:31:54 PM StFan
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* GuyGavrielKay's TheLionsOfAlRassan is set in a HistoricalFantasy version of Reconquista-era Iberia, with the titular Al-Rassan corresponding to Al-Andalus.

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* GuyGavrielKay's TheLionsOfAlRassan ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'' is set in a HistoricalFantasy version of Reconquista-era Iberia, with the titular Al-Rassan corresponding to Al-Andalus.
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