Item Details

The Moors [electronic resource]: Prelude to the Renaissance

Channel Four (Great Britain)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Over seven centuries of Islamic rule, Spain became the cultural jewel of Europe. This program illustrates that flowering of art and science, placing the rebirth of classical learning in Andalusian rather than Italian cities. Writer Bettany Hughes speaks with Antonia Almagro of the Spanish National Research Council about the intellectual and aesthetic revelations a visitor from Florence or Venice might have experienced in Muslim Granada or Toledo. She also hears from historian Emilio Gonzales Ferrin, who contrasts the initial wave of Islamic settlers with more fundamentalist reinforcements brought up to defend against the Christian reconquest. Questions behind the identity of the Spanish hero Guzman El Bueno reflect these complexities within Islam.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
50 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 24, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Prelude to the renaissance
Series
When the Moors Ruled Europe
When the Moors Ruled in Europe
Contents
  • War Against Islam in Europe (1:32)
  • 11th-Century Christian Siege on Islam (3:08)
  • Muslim Fundamentalists vs. Barbaric Christians (1:05)
  • Spaniards Celebrate Crusades (2:42)
  • Spain's Reconquista: Fact or Fiction? (3:43)
  • Truth About the Spanish Reconquista (1:34)
  • Muslim Design Influences European Architecture (2:29)
  • Toledo: Origins of the Renaissance (3:07)
  • Toledo: Intellectual Storehouse (3:34)
  • Latin and Arabic Translations of Greek Texts (4:04)
  • Islamic Knowledge Reaches Europe and England (3:01)
  • Muslim Source of European Renaissance (1:46)
  • Islamic Granada Falls (3:25)
  • Christian Queen Isabella and the Spanish Inquisition (2:01)
  • Inquisition: Muslim Ethnic Cleansing (3:49)
  • Cordoba Mosque: Muslim and Christian (1:55)
  • Franco: Political Use of History (2:01)
  • History Value of Islamic Influence (2:14)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 37629s Films Media Group
  • 37636 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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