The Jewish "Golden Age" of Andalusia: Or Was It?
Dr. Baryohay Davidoff
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30 pm PT
April 19, 26
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The life of Jews under the Moors in Spain has often been referred to as the “Golden Age.” Under a more tolerant Moorish Muslim rule, a vibrant intellectual and cultural life in Spain resulted in the appearance of many incredible poets, theologians, philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians, linguists, diplomats, and more. Contrary to popular belief, however, this period was not free of trouble. Were the Moors and their Moorish Caliphates of the time inherently more tolerant beyond what Islam can allow and Muslims can tolerate?
This thought-provoking study will examine socio-religious factors that, within the context of the then-ongoing economics and religious external and internal currents, led to such a flourishing civilization on the Iberian Peninsula.