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Thursday, 7 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE MOOR'S IN SPAIN : BLACK PEOPLE IN SPAIN :

The Moors were the Medieval Muslim in inhabitants of Morocco, Western Algeria, Western Sahara, Mauritania, the Iberian Peninsula, Septicemia, Sicily and Malta. The Moors called their territory Al-Andalus, an area comprising Gibraltar, much of what is now Spain and Portugal, and parts of France. There was also a Moorish presence in present day Southern Italy after they occupied Mayra in m827. The religious Moorish Muslims led to a centuries-long conflict with Christian Kingdoms of Europe called the Recoguista. The fall of Granada in 1492 saw the end of the Muslim presence in Iberia.


























The term " Moors" has also been in Europe in a broader sense to refer to anyone of Arab or African descent whether living in Spain or North Africa. Muslim Iberian 's and West African from Mali and Niger who have been absorbed into the Al-moravid dynasty. Main stream scholars abserved in 1911 that " The term Moors has no real ethnological value. The Andalusian Moors of the late medieval era inhabited the Iberian Peninsula after the Umaygad conquest of Hiapania in the early 8th century. The Moors rule stretched at times as far as modern day Mauritania, West African countries and the Senegal River. Blackamoor is the version given to Black People south of the Shara and of African Origin as you can see from the Venusian Blackamoor Figures.