Posted by: janecronin | January 12, 2020

Establishing Al-Andalus from A Portrait of Spain course


En 716 Córdoba se estableció como la capital del reinado del hijo de Muza, mientras que la lealtad religiosa se le otorgó al Califato Omeya en Damasco. Los moros se mostraron más tolerantes que los gobernantes visigodos, respetando tanto a los cristianos como a los judíos como “gente del libro”. La expansión de los moros hacia el norte de Europa se detuvo en la batalla de Poitiers en 732 y la famosa Batalla de Covadonga en 722 les impidió llegar a la costa atlántica del norte de España.

In 716 Córdoba was established as the capital under the rule of Muza’s son, whilst religious allegiance was given to the Umayyad Caliphate in Damascus.  The Moors proved to be more tolerant than the Visigoth rulers, showing respect for both Christians and Jews and “people of the book”.  The northerly spread of the Moors into northern Europe was stopped at the battle of Poitiers in 732 and the famous Battle of Covadonga in 722 stopped them from reaching the northern Atlantic coast of Spain. 


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