Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Friday 9 December: Documentary Viewing: "When the Moors Ruled Europe" by Bettany Hughes

Lahore Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Rabi ul Awal Programme:

Friday 9 December:
Documentary: When the Moors Ruled Europe (2005) (1h 42 min)
5:30 - 7:30 pm

"Knowledge was High in the Agenda of the Islamic World" When The Moors Ruled In Europe is a documentary movie presented by the English historian Bettany Hughes. It is a two-part series on the contribution the Moors made to Europe during their 700-year reign in Spain and Portugal ending in the 15th century.

Join British historian Bettany Hughes as she examines a long-buried chapter of European history--the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is now Spain and Portugal.

Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years.

This fascinating documentary explodes old stereotypes and offers shocking new insights. You’ll discover the ingenious mathematics behind Granada’s dazzling Alhambra Palace, trace El Cid’s lineage to his Moorish roots, and learn how the Iberian population willingly converted to Islam in droves.

Through interviews with noted scholars, you’ll see how Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel the West out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. What emerges is a richly detailed portrait of a sensuous, inquisitive, and remarkably progressive Islamic culture in Christian Europe.

Venue: Hastoneest, 3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II - Queries: hast.o.neest@gmail.com/03008493170

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