Arabist
An Arabist is someone normally from outside the Arab World who specialises in the study of the Arabic language and culture (usually including Arabic literature).
Arabists began in medieval Muslim ...
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Al-Andalus
I made this short video to remember the great islamic civilisation in Al Andalus and in memoriam 400 years of expulsion of the Muslims of Andalusia (Los Mori...
Al-Andalus
Al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس‎, trans. al-ʼAndalus; Spanish: Al-Ándalus; Portuguese: Al-Ândalus; Aragonese: Al-Andalus; Catalan: Al-Àndalus; Berber: Andalus or Wandalus), also ...
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Reconquista
The Reconquista ("reconquest") is a period of approximately 781 years in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, after the Islamic conquest in 711 to the fall of Granada, the last Islamic state on the p...
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Spanish Inquisition
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478...
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Battle of Calatañazor
The Battle of Calatañazor was a legendary battle of the Reconquista that supposedly took place in July 1002 at Calatañazor between an army of invading Saracens under Almanzor and a force of Christian ...
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Franz Rosenthal
Franz Rosenthal (August 31, 1914 – April 8, 2003) was the Louis M. Rabinowitz professor of Semitic languages at Yale from 1956 to 1967 and Sterling Professor Emeritus of Arabic, scholar of Arabic lite...
Taifa of Badajoz
The Taifa of Badajoz (from Arabic: Ta'waif al-Batalyaws‎) was a medieval Muslim kingdom in what is now parts of Portugal and Spain and centred on the city of Badajoz which exists today as th...
Granada War
The Granada War (Spanish: Guerra de Granada) was a series of military campaigns between 1482 and 1492, during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs (los Reyes Católicos) Isabella I of Castile and Fer...
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Carl Brockelmann
Carl Brockelmann (17 September 1868 – 6 May 1956), German Semiticist, was the foremost orientalist of his generation. He was a professor at the universities in Breslau, Berlin and, from 1903, Königsbe...
Andrew Rippin
Andrew Lawrence Rippin, FRSC (born 16 May 1950 in London, England) is a Canadian scholar of Islam.Rippin is a former Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Vic...
Sancho Alfónsez
Sancho Alfónsez (or Adefónsez) (ca. 1093 – 29 May 1108) was the only son of Alfonso VI of Castile and León and his heir from May 1107, eventually co-ruling from Toledo. He predeceased his father, bein...
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Monastery of San Miguel de Escalada
San Miguel de Escalada is a monastery in the province of León, Spain, located 10 km from the Way of St. James pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The building is an example of Mozarabic a...
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Georg Graf
Georg Graf (15 March 1875 – 18 September 1955) was a German Orientalist. He was one of the most important scholars of the study of the Christian orient, and his 5-volume Geschichte der christlichen ar...
A. L. Holt
Major A. L. Holt MBE MC (1896 - 1971) was a British military officer and explorer.In the 1920s when a member of the Royal Engineers, Holt led a number of motorized expeditions through the deserts of A...
Taifa of Murcia
The Taifa of Murcia was one of the Taifas of medieval Al-Andalus, in what is now southern Spain. It became independent as a taifa centered on the Moorish city of Murcia after the fall of the Omayyad...
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Laudian Professor of Arabic
The position of Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford was established in 1636 by William Laud, who at the time was Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Archbishop of Canterbury...
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Pascual de Gayangos y Arce
Pascual de Gayangos y Arce (June 21, 1809 – October 4, 1897) was a Spanish scholar and orientalist.Born in Seville, he was the son of Brigadier José de Gayangos, intendente of Zacatecas, in New...
Samuel Barrett Miles
Samuel Barrett Miles (2 October 1838 - 28 August 1914) was a British Army officer who served as a diplomat in various Arabic-speaking countries, notably Oman, which he came to know better than any oth...
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Morris S. Seale
Morris Sigel Seale (14 July 1896 – 29 August 1993) was an Arab scholar and Theologist who wrote about both Christian and Muslim traditions and explored extensively the links between the two religions....
Eduard Glaser
Eduard Glaser (15 March 1855 – 7 May 1908) was an Austrian Arabist and archeologist. He was one of the first Europeans who explored South Arabia. He collected thousands of inscriptions in Yemen that...
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Spanish chivalry
During the Middle Ages, Medieval Europe was engaged in almost constant warfare and conflict. European warfare during the Middle Ages was marked by a transformation in the character of warfare from ant...
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Karl Vilhelm Zetterstéen
Karl Vilhelm Zetterstéen (18 August 1866 – 1953) was a Swedish orientalist.Born in Orsa, Dalarna, Zetterstéen began his studies at Uppsala University in 1884, became a Ph.D. and docent of Semiti...
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Hermann Zotenberg
Hermann Zotenberg (1836, Silesia – 1894, Paris) was an orientalist and Arabist.He worked for the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. His most celebrated work is his edition of the Chronique de ...
Generalife
The Palacio de Generalife (Arabic: جَنَّة الْعَرِيف‎ Jannat al-‘Arīf, literally, "Architect's Garden") was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs (Kings) of the Emirate of ...
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García Garcés de Aza
García Garcés de Aza (Latin: Garsias Garsie de Aza; floruit 1126–1159) was a Castilian magnate "renowned for his wealth and dullness", yet "a prominent figure in the later Andalusian campaigns of ...
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Ex-monastery of Santiago Apóstol
The Ex-monastery of Santiago Apóstol is located in the town of Cuilapan de Guerrero in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The fortress-like complex is easily seen from the highway as one travels south from...
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