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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David Samuel Margoliouth
David Samuel Margoliouth (17 October 1858, London – 23 March 1940, London) was an orientalist. He was briefly active as a priest in the Church of England. He was Laudian Professor of Arabic at ...
Teruel Cathedral
The Cathedral of Teruel is a church in Teruel, Aragon, Spain. Entitled to St. Mary, it is a notable example of Mudéjar architecture. Together with other churches in the town and in the province of Zar...
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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...
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...
Caliphate of Córdoba
The Caliphate of Córdoba (Arabic: خلافة قرطبة‎; trans. Khilāfat Qurṭuba) was a state in Islamic Iberia ruled by the Umayyad dynasty along with a part of North Africa. The state, wit...
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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...
Edward William Lane
Edward William Lane (17 September 1801, Hereford, England – 10 August 1876, Worthing, Sussex) was a British Orientalist, translator and lexicographer. He is known for his translation of One Thousand a...
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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...
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....
Monzón Castle
Monzón Castle is a fortress located in Monzón, Spain.Built during the tenth century by the Banu Hud dynasty of the Taifa of Zaragoza, Aragonese forces captured the castle in 1089 when it was conquered...
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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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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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Islam in Spain
Islam has had a fundamental presence in the culture and history of Spain. The religion was present in modern Spanish soil from 709 until 1614 beginning with Arab rule and ending with the expulsion of ...
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Al-Mundhir II
Al-Mundhir II ibn Yahya ibn al-Mundhir Mu'azz al-Dawlah (Arabic: المنذر بن يحي معز الدولة‎) was the third local boss of the Banu Tujibi group. He ruled Zaragoza from 1029 to 1039.
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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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 ...
Battle of Estercuel
The Battle of Estercuel took place on 6 July 975 between the forces of the Kingdom of Viguera, under king Ramiro Garcés, and those of the Caliphate of Córdoba, under the kaid of Zaragoza, al-Tuyibi. T...
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Siege of Oreja
The Siege of Oreja by the forces of Alfonso VII, Emperor of Spain, lasted from April to October 1139, when the Almoravid garrison surrendered. It was the first major victory of the renewed Reconquista...
Siege of Oreja - Wikipedia
Christopher Melchert
Christopher Melchert is an American scholar of Islam, specialising in Islamic movements and institutions, especially in the ninth and tenth centuries C.E. A prolific author, he is University Lecturer...