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Flash Point History


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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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Jan 31, 2018

Abd Al Rahman III comes to the scene and brings Al Andalus back from the brink. His successes usher in a period of prosperity that unfortunately is short lived.

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Nov 26, 2017

After the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate, one of its few surviving members escapes from Syria and arrives in Spain. His name is Abd Al-Rahman I and through his resourcefulness, establishes a Dynasty that leaves its mark on world history. 

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