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  Granada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the community of Andalusia, Spain.
At the 2003 census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 237,663, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 450,439, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of the Spanish Kingdom.
From 1232 to 1492, Granada ( Arabic غرناطة Ġarnāṭah) was the seat of the Nasrid dynasty that ruled the sultanate (until 1238) and kingdom from the mid 13th century to the 15th century, one of the longest-lasting Islamic dynasties in the history of al-Andalus.
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 Boabdil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boabdil (a corruption of the name Abu Abdullah, or, in full, Abu 'abd Allah Muhammad XII) ( 1460 ?- 1527) was the last Moorish king of Granada (of the Nasrid dynasty).
In 1489 Boabdil was summoned by Ferdinand and Isabella to surrender the city of Granada, and on his refusal it was besieged by the Castilians.
Their Catholic Majesties honored the terms of the Capitulation for nine years, but with Granada well under control, a decree of conversion or exile was emitted, the Moriscos who stayed submitted to the new faith, and the political history of al-Andalus was at an end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boabdil_of_Granada   (397 words)

  
 Boabdil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Boabdil (a corruption of the name Abu Abdullah) was the last Moorish king of Granada.
A son of Muley Abul Hassan, king of Granada, he was proclaimed king in 1482 in place of his father, who was driven from the land.
Eventually, in January 1492, Granada was surrendered, and the king spent some time on the lands which he was allowed to hold in Andalusia.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/b/bo/boabdil.html   (243 words)

  
 Granada
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 BOABDIL - LoveToKnow Article on BOABDIL
In 149 Boabdil was summoned by Ferdinand and Isabella to surrender the city of Granada, and on his refusal it was besieged by theCastilians.
January 1492, Granada was surrendered, and the king spent some time on the lands which he was allowed to hold in Andalusia.
The spot from which Boabdil looked for the last time on Granada is still shown, and is known as the last sigh of the Moor (ci ultimo suspiris del Moro).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BO/BOABDIL.htm   (250 words)

  
 Spanish Language Schools in Granada, Spain.
The city of Granada is located at the foot of the sierra Nevada mountains at the confluences of the Darro and Genil rivers.
Granada is the capital of the province with the same name, situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia.
The city of Granada has been shaped by the hills, where the old districts in the Albaicín and the Alhambra were founded, brimming with steep, narrow streets, beautiful nooks and crannies, and marvelous landscapes.
www.studyabroadinternational.com /Spain/Directory/Spain_D_Granada.html   (730 words)

  
 Granada on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Located in Granada is the famous Alhambra, an old Moorish citadel and royal palace, which dominates the city and the old Muslim quarter from a hill; on the same hill is the palace of Emperor Charles V. The Palacio del Generalife, summer residence of the Moorish rulers, has celebrated gardens.
Granada was originally a Moorish fortress and rose to prominence during the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties.
With the surrender (Jan., 1492) of the city of Granada, the Moors lost their last hold in Spain, and the kingdom was united with Castile.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/GranadS1p.asp   (715 words)

  
 BOABDIL (a corruption of the name Abu Abdullah) - Online Information article about BOABDIL (a corruption of the name ...
In 1491 Boabdil was summoned by Ferdinand and
to surrender the city of Granada, and on his refusal it was besieged by the Castilians.
The spot from which Boabdil looked for the last time on Granada is still shown, and is known as " the last sigh of the Moor " (el ultimo suspiro del Moro).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BLA_BOS/BOABDIL_a_corruption_of_the_na.html   (383 words)

  
 Carmen and Jim's Virtual Tour of Spain - Granada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Granada is a cute town that is right at the edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
On January 2nd, 1492, the Sultan Boabdil surrendered the town to the Spaniards but he was able to set some conditions such as the freedom for Muslims to practice their religion, speak their language and maintain their traditions and system of justice.
It is commonly reported that Granada was conquered by the Muslims in 711 AD and then conquered by the Christians in 1492.
www.personal.psu.edu /staff/j/x/jxf17/spain2002/granada.html   (1703 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Isabella I
The Christians were favoured by the internal troubles of Granada, which were due to the party of the Emir Muley Hassan and his son Boabdil, and, after the death of the former, to the supporters of his uncle Abdallah el Zagal.
She was in danger of being assassinated by a Mohammedan fanatic before the walls of Malaga, and of perishing in the conflagration of the besieging camp at Granada.
Granada surrendered 2 January, 1492, and the territorial unity of the Spanish monarchy was established.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08177a.htm   (1935 words)

  
 Guide and Travel Facts: Granada, Spain
Granada is 2200 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Granada after the Reconquest A long period of decline set in, partly as a result of the expulsion of the moriscos (Moslems living under Christian rule) in 1609, depriving the city of its most talented citizens.
Granada's popularity with Americans is due in large part to Washington Irving, the C19 American writer who lived for a time in the Alhambra, and whose Tales of the Alhambra captured the romance of the palace.
www.passports.com /trips/cityfact/cityfact.asp?city=Granada   (1161 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Granada
For the Emirate of Granada it was a period of peace and prosperity.
Granada seized to be a vital source of revenue for Castile, and, following successon conflict in Granada and the refusal of the Emir to continue paying tribute, in Castile the old idea of Reconquista was taken up again (1481).
The result of the War of Castile-Aragon against Granada was never in doubt; the Nasrid kingdom fell in 1492, the year in which Columbus sailed for the Indies.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/spain/granada.html   (440 words)

  
 Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Boabdil el Chico and King Ferdinand sallied forth side by side from Cordova, amidst the acclamations of a prodigious multitude.
The latter was accompanied by a guard of honor, and the viceroys of Andalusia and the generals on the frontier were ordered to furnish him with escorts and to show him all possible honor on his journey.
The heart of Boabdil was lifted up for a moment when he found himself on his own territories, surrounded by Moslem knights, with his own banners waving over his head, and he began to doubt the predictions of the astrologers: he soon found cause, however, to moderate his exultation.
manybooks.net /pages/irvingwaetext02cgran10/117.html   (353 words)

  
 Adventures of Moorish Spain: Granada
Granada was the capital of the kingdom of the Nasrids.
From 711 Granada was no more than an important regional centre in the Caliphate of Cordoba, and from 1031 under the Almoravids, and from 1154 under the Almohads, both ruling from Sevilla.
Granada's final fall came over a period of 13 years, starting with th uniting of the kingdoms of Aragon and Castille.
lexicorient.com /spain/granada.htm   (387 words)

  
 Highlights for January 2
Located at the confluence of the Darro and Genil rivers in southern Spain, the city of Granada was a Moorish fortress that rose to prominence during the reign of Sultan Almoravid in the 11th century.
In 1238, the Christian Reconquest forced Spanish Muslims south, and the kingdom of Granada was established as the last refuge of the Moorish civilization.
Granada flourished culturally and economically for the next 200 years, but in the late 15th century internal feuds and a strengthened Spanish monarchy under Ferdinand and Isabella signaled the end of Moorish civilization in Spain.
twotrees.www.50megs.com /attic/history/01/02h.html   (990 words)

  
 Boabdil of Granada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Boabdil (a corruption of the name Abu Abdullah) called el Chico, the little, and also ci Zogoybi, the unfortunate, was the last Moorish ruler of the taifa of Granada.
In 1491 Boabdil was summoned by Ferdinand and Isabella to surrender the city of Granada, and on his refusal it was besieged by the Castilians.
Eventually, the Capitulation of Granada was effected, January 2, 1492, and Boabdil retired to his señorío of las Alpujarras in Andalusia.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Boabdil-of-Granada.htm   (389 words)

  
 Granada : Introduction | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Granada's Alhambra, the hilltop fortress palace of the Nasrid kings, the last Muslim rulers of Spain, is one of the world's fabled landmarks.
Granada came to prominence in the 1200s at the peak of Muslim power.
The University of Granada is one of the finest in Spain, and there is a young, vibrant population.
www.frommers.com /destinations/granada/0158010001.html   (529 words)

  
 WHKMLA : Conquest of Granada, 1481-1492
Young Granadese Emir Boabdil (born 1460) in 1482 invaded Castile and was taken prisoner; he was released (1483) under the condition that the Emirate of Granada would pay tribute to Ferdinand and Isabella.
In the Treaty of Granada, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel promised to protect the Muslim and Jewish population of the Emirate.
The promises made in the Treaty of Granada were soon broken, the Spanish Inquisition given a free hand; among the consequences were a mass exodus of Muslims and Jews, to Morocco, Algiers, the Ottoman Empire, as well as a pretended conversions to christianity.
www.zum.de /whkmla/military/15cen/granada14911492.html   (430 words)

  
 Spanish School Granada :: Spanish Courses in Spain
Granada, the cradle of the most diverse cultures, was always a beloved city.
Granada was the last stronghold of Islamic Spain and the Arabs finally succumbed to Isabel and Ferdinand (the catholic monarchs) in 1492.
Granada is a lively university city with about 60,000 students which of course influences the vibrant nightlife.
www.enforex.com /spain-granada.html   (775 words)

  
 TUSPAIN - The Historic Alhambra, Granada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the next two centuries Granada was ruled by the Berber dynasty of the Almoravides and then Berber Almohades, until the first Nasrite king, Mohammed I, established a kingdom in 1241.
It was the only surviving bastion of Islam in Spain until the last king of Granada had to relinquish the city to Ferdinand and Isabella at the treaty of Santa Fé in 1491.
It includes the superb palace of Granada´s Moorish kings, which was principally under the Nasrite rulers Yusuf I (1333-54) and Mohammed V (1354-91).
tuspain.com /alhambra.htm   (1423 words)

  
 The Leila or Siege of Granada, Complete eBook by Baron Lytton, Edward Bulwer
He was no less intimate with Boabdil; but steeled against fellowship or affection for all men out of the pale of his faith, he saw in the confidence of the king only the blindness of a victim.
The old man found Boabdil in great disorder and excitement; but he almost deemed his sovereign mad, when he received from him the order to seize upon the person of Muza Ben Abil Gazan, and to lodge him in the strongest dungeon of the Vermilion Tower.
Presuming upon Boabdil’s natural mildness, the vizier ventured to remonstrate,—­to suggest the danger of laying violent hands upon a chief so beloved,—­and to inquire what cause should be assigned for the outrage.
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 SPAIN: Moorish Granada and Lorca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lorca's describing the civilization of Granada as unique in the world is a gross exaggeration.
Since Franco, the Spanish government has tried to promote both cultures in Granada, thus reviving the plan of Fernando de los Ríos to tmake Granada a center for the study of the Arab world.
John does not mention Granada's gypsies or the bullfights, beloved by Lorca, who wrote a famous poem on the death of a bullfighter "at five in the afternoon".
wais.stanford.edu /Spain/spain_moorishgranadaandlorca122201.html   (505 words)

  
 ABC News: Spain's Granada: A Royal Treat
In 1492, King Boabdil, the last Moorish king of Granada, surrendered to the conquering King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Boabdil started to fall to his knees, but the Spanish king, who had great respect for his foe, embraced him instead.
Granada’s cathedral, one of only two Renaissance churches in Spain, has a spacious, bright interior, a refreshing break from the dark Gothic and gilded-lily Baroque of so many Spanish churches.
abcnews.go.com /Travel/RickSteves/story?id=118290&page=1   (359 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Muhammad XI, sultan of Granada (Spanish And Portuguese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He seized the throne from his father and thus plunged Granada into civil war at the time the Castilians were beginning their attack on the kingdom.
As the Christians overran western Granada, Muhammad secretly promised (1487) them that he would surrender the city of Granada in return for some cities held by the rival Granadian party.
However, he repudiated the agreement, and in Apr., 1491, the Castilians laid siege to Granada.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Muhammd11-Gran.html   (244 words)

  
 GRANADA Homepage / GRANADAINFO
GRANADAINFO is the largest, most visited and most up-to-date guide to Granada (Spain) and contains over 500 pages of useful information for people wanting to visit Granada either as a tourist or to stay for a while.
Cortijo del pino House in the country 3 KM from the centre of Granada, swimming pool.
When you are in Granada one of the greatest pleasures is stroll around the Albaicín (the old part of the city) having drinks at the terrace/restaurant/bars.
granadainfo.com /english.htm   (870 words)

  
 The White Villages in the Granada province, Andalucia, Southern Spain
The castle was given as tribute to a Castilian nobleman who took part in the conquest of Granada, and who subsequently travelled to Rome and befriended many legenary figures of the Renaissance, including the Pope´s notorious daughter, Lucrezia Borgia, whom he courted but, fortunately for himself, did not marry...
The northern and northwestern confines of Granada Province, known as the Montes Occidentales, the Western Hills, are dotted with charming villages which once stood on the frontier between Castile and the Moorish realm of Granada.
Below on the plain, or vega, is the historical town of Santa Fé, where the Castilian army camped during the siege of Granada, under the reign of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand, the Catholic Monarchs.
www.andalucia.com /villages/granada.htm   (1044 words)

  
 Travel for Kids: Granada, Spain
Granada is a "must see" on your travels through Spain with kids.
Visit a guitar maker — The area around Granada is home to some of the world’s best guitar makers, and there are dozens in the city.
The chapel is also a museum of things related to the capture of Granada and the conquest of the Americas.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Spain/granada.htm   (841 words)

  
 Adhan To Ring Out In Granada After 500 Years - www.ezboard.com
GRANADA, Spain, July 8 (IslamOnline.net and News Agencies) — After an absence of almost 500 years, the Adhan (call to prayer) and the muezzin’s cry of 'Allahu akbar' (God is greatest) will ring out Thursday, July 10, from the minaret of the Great Mosque of Granada, a leading British newspaper reported Tuesday, July 8.
The new Great Mosque of Granada is a building of subtle beauty, with design references to the Cordoba mosque and al-Aqsa Mosque of Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem).
According to Salaberria, when the city council realized that Muslims intended to build a mosque, the land was redefined for residential use only, blocking construction of a public or religious building.
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 The New York Review of Books: Palimpsest Regained
Thus Granada, Boabdil's lost capital, is also Bombay, "inexhaustible Bombay of excess," the sighed-for home of Moraes as well as of the author over whose person he is written.
Aurora's paintings project her son into the past as Boabdil; the entire history of India, from mythic times to the present, is absorbed into a great phantasmagoria on the wall of her bedroom.
Scanning it, her father marvels that she has captured "the great swarm of being itself," but then notes one great lacuna: "God was absent." Through paintings whose only existence, paradoxically, is in words, the darkly prophetic historical imagination of Aurora dominates the book.
www.nybooks.com /articles/1598   (2703 words)

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