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Dec 15, 2018

We take a step back in this episode and look at the Rise of the Christian Kingdoms and the beginning of the epic struggle to retake the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims. With the birth of Asturias, Leon, Castile, Navarre, Portugal, Catalonia, and Aragon - the Reconqusita would come into being. A fight that would take...

Sep 2, 2018

The story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades. 

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Jul 14, 2018

We break from the history of Al Andalus and take a quick peek on the other end of the Mediterranean. A new era in warfare begins as the Crusades would start and pit Christianity versus Islam.   


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May 31, 2018

The historical narrative continues as the Taifa states discover that a house divided can not stand. In this difficulty situation they look for help from the Almoravids who have grown in power in North Africa.  

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Apr 5, 2018

A look into the cultural heritage of Moorish Spain. Was it truly a golden age of enlightenment and meaningful co-existence? Or was it just an over celebrated failed experiment in multiculturalism? 

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