The Islamic conquest of Spain and the Reconquista

Medieval European History

By Dr Francois Soyer, published 12th August 2015

Islamic Spain

In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer, of the University of Southampton, looks at the establishment of an Islamic Spain, the transmission of knowledge from the Islamic world to Latin Christendom and the Reconquista

The establishment of an Islamic Spain.
Toleration and cultural flowering
The decline of Islamic Spain and the gradual rise of the Christian north.
The Reconquista and the struggle for power.
The cultural legacy of Islamic Spain
The first Latin translation of the Koran.
Cultural innovations.

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