When the Moors Ruled in Europe

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When The Moors Ruled In Europe
When The Moors Ruled In Europe.jpg
Directed by Timothy Copestake
Release dates 2005
Country United Kingdom
Language English

When The Moors Ruled In Europe is a documentary movie presented by the English historian Bettany Hughes. It is a two-part series on the contribution the Moors made to Europe during their 700-year reign in Spain and Portugal ending in the 15th century. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 Saturday 5 November 2005.[1] and was filmed in the Spanish region of Andalucía, mostly in the cities of Granada, Cordoba and Fes.

The era ended with the Reconquista during which the Catholic authorities burnt over 1,000,000 Arabic texts.[2]

The film notes the contribution of Abd-ar-Rahman III.

Bettany claims that avocados were brought to Al Andalus by the moors.


  1. ^ 4oD
  2. ^ Channel 4: When the Moors Ruled in Europe First Broadcast: Saturday 5 November 2005 (103 mins)

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