THE BLACK MOORS
These black Moors ruled over parts of Spain for more than seven hundred years. During this time the Moors developed the greatest cultural civilization known anywhere in Europe.
During the Moorish rule, many other capitals of Europe were mere hamlets, but Cordova, the capital of Spain was a booming city. Its is said that after dark one could walk many miles in Cordova and never pass through a street not lighted by public lights. When a person walked out after dark in London, he had to carry a candle or lantern with him to illuminate his path and had to wear high shoes to walk through the thick mud that often covered the roads.
When many Europeans were garbed in skins and in coarse garments, the Moors were wearing silks, lines, and cotton cloth. They also washed in nine hundred bath houses of Cordova. The palace of Moorish sultan or caliph was far greater in beauty, comfort and wealth than any of the castles of the medieval kings. The Moors used extremely high polished marble in their construction. The sides of the walls were patiently carved, and the floors were made with various decorations called mosaics. It is said that the Moors were masters in mosaic work.
Erudite Moorish men made spectacular contributions to philosophy, medicine, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, and botany.
The Moors brought into Spain rice, cotton, peaches, oranges, and lemons. Silk culture was introduced into Spain by the Moors The moors had fine pottery, glazed tiles, silks, velvet, brocades, jewels, and ornamental leather products. Moorish civilization had a gigantic effect on Portugal and Spain; this is the reason that these two countries were the first European powers to emerge after the Dark Ages.
SOURCE: FROM BABYLON TO TIMBUKTU by RUDOPLH R. WINDSOR
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