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Nasif
August 22, 2007, 04:02 PM
Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
Wednesday, August 22, 8:00pm
An examination of a time during the Middle Ages when Christians, Jews and Muslims peacefully coexisted in southern Spain; and what led to the disintegration of the society. Included: reenactments; the region's Islamic architecture.
The documentary will be aired today on PBS at 8pm. Watch it, should be good.

Some clips on youtube from the production company:
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rubel_18
August 22, 2007, 04:58 PM
unforunately I wont be able to see it cos I live in England not USA. I hope sum1 uploads it on youtube wud be rly great.

cricket_pagol
August 22, 2007, 05:17 PM
Clips are pretty awesome, I hope the whole program will available on youtube or bit torrents at a later time.

reverse_swing
August 22, 2007, 05:43 PM
Watch this :)
Rageh Omaar(ex BBC world affairs correspondent) uncovers the hidden story of Europe's Islamic past . (http://video.google.com/url?docid=4948121296578586703&esrc=sr1&ev=v&q=the%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2Bof%2Beurope&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D4948121296578586703&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D4948121296578586703% 26q%3Dthe%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2Bof%2Beurope%26tota l%3D295%26start%3D0%26num%3D10%26so%3D0%26type%3Ds earch%26plindex%3D0&usg=AL29H21QpNmxTRR3Q9cEE_f3pHdLK0tBtQ)

and this is highly recommended(oroginally from Channel 4- UK):When the moore ruled in Europe (http://video.google.com/url?docid=-768956312207897325&esrc=sr4&ev=v&q=the%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2Bof%2Beurope&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D-768956312207897325&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D-768956312207897325%26q%3Dthe%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2 Bof%2Beurope%26total%3D295%26start%3D0%26num%3D10% 26so%3D0%26type%3Dsearch%26plindex%3D3&usg=AL29H20wQ8h1gf9zpfPxAk9DWv1ACc_xYQ)

al Furqaan
August 22, 2007, 05:44 PM
it clashes with christianne amanpour's "God's warriors"...yesterday part one was about Jews, today part two is about muslims, and tomorrow part three on the christians.

rubel_18
August 22, 2007, 06:04 PM
Thanx a lot for the videos reverse_swing Bhai

Hatebreed
August 22, 2007, 06:20 PM
Watch this :)
Rageh Omaar(ex BBC world affairs correspondent) uncovers the hidden story of Europe's Islamic past . (http://video.google.com/url?docid=4948121296578586703&esrc=sr1&ev=v&q=the%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2Bof%2Beurope&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D4948121296578586703&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D4948121296578586703% 26q%3Dthe%2Bislamic%2Bhistory%2Bof%2Beurope%26tota l%3D295%26start%3D0%26num%3D10%26so%3D0%26type%3Ds earch%26plindex%3D0&usg=AL29H21QpNmxTRR3Q9cEE_f3pHdLK0tBtQ)


I was just watching it on Youtube. Here it is in better quality-

BBC - An Islamic History of Europe (Muslims in Spain) 1of2
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BBC - An Islamic History of Europe (Muslims in Spain) 2of2
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Hatebreed
August 22, 2007, 07:04 PM
RS, I couldn't find a better version of the 2nd video on Youtube, so I'm embedding the one you posted-

When the Moors Ruled in Europe (Spain)

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mona
August 23, 2007, 01:33 AM
I saw that 'When the Moors Ruled Europe' one a while ago.. is that the whole program on YouTube there?

Enlightening isn't it? Did anyone get taught that in history? It's a pretty big deal that the Moors were the catalyst for the Renaissance, in fact you could say they had one of their own but it's the first time I've heard about it.

It's strange to think of what 'the Moors' were then and how they (North Africans/Arabs) are now. It's like 'where did all the scholars and leaders go?' It seemed like the Moors followed Islam in a more productive way. More about learning and innovation than fighting for power and hating the 'infidels' for everything. Ah well they say history works in cycles, maybe they'll have their time again. Let's just hope not in the way that America has it now.