Caliphs and Christians -  Art and History in Andalusia 


For nearly 800 years from 711 the Iberian peninsula was dominated by Arab civilization. Great Moorish architectural gems such as the Mezquita in Cordoba, and the Alhambra in Granada, were built. The Giralda and the Alcazar in Seville, re-built for a Christian king, are also Moorish in design. The interchanges between Moors and re-conquering Christians are vital to an understanding of the diversity of Spanish culture. 


(This lecture can also be titled: Three Andalucian Cities - Cordoba, Seville and Granada)