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Moriscos Events & Studies

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The 10th International Symposium on: The Moriscos and the Mediterranean in the 16th and 17th Centuries Fondation Temimi – The Temimi Foundation (Tunis, Zaghouan – 9-12 Mai 2001) Abduljelil Temimi, Senen Horensa Ambassadeur d’Espagne, Luce Lopez Baralt A. S. Bishtawi , Taoufik Hajaiej, Louis Imperiale, Luce Lopez Baralt, Joseph V Ricapito, Maria Elvira Sagarzazu, (not recognised...

ZIRYAB

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Cordova, a photo by Danny Bishtawi Featured image is at Sevilla   Flight of the Blackbird Robert W. Lebling Jr. Illustrated by Norman MacDonald If you eat asparagus, or if you start your meal with soup and end with dessert, or if you use toothpaste, or if you wear your hair in bangs, you owe a lot to one of the greatest musicians in history. He was known as Ziryab, a colloquial Arabic term...

Spain’s Islamic Past

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A Search for Traces of Spain’s Islamic Past Tor Eigeland* I set out on my trip to photograph the traces of Spain’s Moorish past by driving south, down the coast from my home near Barcelona. Valencia In Valencia and its satellite towns of Manises and Paterna I saw some interesting ruins, though in my opinion they are among the ugliest towns in Spain.One attractive aspect of Manises...

Spanish and Morisco Histories

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Palace at Sevilla. Photo by Danny Bishtawi Names and place names in Spain I was pleasantly surprised a few years ago when I found myself able to trace the route taken by the famous 12-13th century Andalusian traveler Ibn Jubair (1144-1217) – (apparently mount Etna was as active in his times as now) on his return to his native country from a three-year extensive trip to the Arab east just by...

Moriscos Studies

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The Palace at Sevilla. Photo by Danny Bishtawi   And so it is said… “As to their vanishing from the face of Earth, they have shared the fate of many nations, cultures and languages. It seems useless to speculate if they deserved a destiny different from that of Zoroastrians, Sumerian, Parthian, Mayan, Charrias or Abipones, all of which had their own aims and reasons to survive...

The last lecture

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A short story by adel bishtawi A shadowy veil descended slowly over the last warm rays of the sun as it dipped behind the trees to the south west. They sat on the cold marble stairs of the new college building, watching silently the irreversible conclusion of another day.The traffic had thinned to a fine trickle following rush hour, and the owner of the newspaper stall was hurriedly loading his...

The Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos and its Historical Impact

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𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗧𝗔𝗪𝗜 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦: María Elvira Sagarzazu – Argentinian investigative historian, researcher, novelist and essayist ✺ The Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos and its Historical Impact I met María Elvira Sagarzazu for the first time during the 10th International Symposium on The Moriscos and the Mediterranean in the 16th and 17th Centuries which was organised by my good friend and Morisco...