Tag Archives: Muslim Spain

The Man Who Gave Us Wings

When we learn of the history of flight we often think of the Wright Brothers and their first ever airplane. Even looking back in history we rarely look back further than Leonardo Da Vinci, who many believe to be the first man to conceive of flight. Few have ever heard of Eilmer of Malmesbury who […]

The Holy Roman Apostate

Bodo was once the shining star of the Carolingian court at Aachen during the reign of Louis the Pious. However, he would become a beacon of hatred for Christians throughout Spain and France after a fateful pilgrimage to Rome on which he committed an astonishing act. In a Europe beset by passions of antisemitism and persecutions […]

The Arabic Speaking Christians of Spain

The world “Mozarab” comes from the Arabic “must’arab” meaning “arabized”. This came to generally describe the Christians living under Muslim rule in Spain. Originally they were the descendents of the Hispano-Gothic Christians living in Spain at the time that the Muslims took Iberia from the Visigoths in 711. Over time the community grew to included […]