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  Cordoba Spain, history of Cordoba
Cordoba was founded by the Romans and due to its strategic importance as the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, it became a port city of great importance, used for shipping Spanish olive oil, wine and wheat back to Ancient Rome.
But Cordoba's hour of greatest glory was when it became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of El-Andalus, and this was when work began on the Great Mosque, or "Mezquita", which – after several centuries of additions and enlargements – became one of the largest in all of Islam.
Cordoba's medieval quarter, once the home of the Jewish community, is called "La Judería" (The Jewry), a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets, shady flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares such as La Plaza del Potro.
www.andalucia.com /cities/cordoba/cordoba.htm   (269 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - COrdoba, city, Spain, Spain & Portugal (Spanish And Portuguese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
COrdoba flourished under the Romans, then passed to the Visigoths (572) and the Moors (711).
COrdoba never recovered its former splendor, but remained famous for its work in gold, silver, and leather.
It was sacked by the French in 1808 and sided with Franco early (1936) in the civil war.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CordobaSp.html   (288 words)

  
 Cordoba, Spain
Cordoba is situated in the Andalusia region of Spain.
When the Moors conquered Spain in 711, they made Cordoba their capital and during the 11th Century it grew into one of the largest and most cultural cities of Europe.
As well as its culture, Cordoba is a very lively town in the best Andalusian tradition; a town of Flamenco and bullfighting, and certainly one of the most attractive destinations in southern Spain.
www.wessex.ac.uk /conferences/locations/cordoba/info   (1304 words)

  
 Adventures of Moorish Spain: Cordoba. City of The Great Mosque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From this time on, Cordoba grew into becoming the largest and most cultural city of Europe, a clear rival to Baghdad and Cairo (founded 969), the two other great cities of the Middle East in the 10th to 13th centuries.
With the slow decline of Muslim control over Spain, as well as the many shifts in ruling dynasties, Cordoba would loose some of its force from the 12th century.
Cordoba was conquered by king Fernando 3 of Castilla in 1236.
lexicorient.com /spain/cordoba.htm   (248 words)

  
 Córdoba, Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Córdoba is a city in Andalucía, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba.
Today a moderately sized modern city, the old town contains many impressive architectural reminders of when Córdoba was the thriving capital of the Caliphate of Cordoba that governed almost all of the Iberian peninsula.
When Abd-ar-rahman III submitted a rival claim to the title of Caliph, then held by the Abbasids in Baghdad, he assumed the title Caliph of Cordoba and transformed his kingdom from an emirate or sultanate into a caliphate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cordoba,_Spain   (648 words)

  
 Umayyad Spain
Cordoba at its height boasted a population of perhaps half a million living in 113,000 houses scattered among 21 suburbs (by comparison, there were only 40,000 living in Paris at this time).
Construction on Cordoba's most famous surviving monument, La Mezquita ("the Mosque") was begun by Abd al-Rahman I in 786 on the sight of a Roman temple and Visigothic church and continued in stages up to the times of Hisham II in the eleventh century.
Cordoba itself fell first into the hands of the al-Moravids in 1094, then came under control of the al-Mohads in 1149.
www.nmhschool.org /tthornton/mehistorydatabase/umayyad_spain.htm   (1233 words)

  
 SOL CÓRDOBA - SOL Spain On Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cordoba is a city embedded with history, legend and art with strong Arabic, Christian and Jewish influences.
Cordoba has a leading role in a long and prolific history that is lost to the night.
Cordoba´s diversity in its landscapes and natural surroundings allows one to practice almost all specialities of sports.
www.sol.com /en/modulo.asp?IdProvincia=14&IdPagina=1   (549 words)

  
 Spain on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Continental Spain extends from the Pyrenees, which separate it from France, and from the Bay of Biscay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, southward to the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates it from Africa.
In the west, Spain borders on the Atlantic Ocean both north and south of its frontier with Portugal.
The small republic of Andorra is wedged between France and Spain in the Pyrenees.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Spain.asp   (661 words)

  
 UNESCO Courier: Cordoba the magnificent - Cordoba, Spain during the height of Muslim rule - Al-Andalus: where three ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BEFORE the foundation of the Umayyad caliphate by 'Abd al-Rahman III at Cordoba in 929, the cultural and scientific development of Muslim Spain had been that of a modest offshoot of a simple provincial Arab Muslim culture that was highly dependent on Oriental Islam.
The city was the centre of a strong and respected power which sought, consciously or unconsciously, to equal the prestige of the 'Abbasid caliphate of Baghdad at the height of its splendour and to create in al-Andalus the conditions for similar achievements.
The brilliant civilization that developed in Muslim Spain, mainly from this period onwards, was certainly in part the result of spontaneous contact between the cultures and traditions of the three monotheistic religions that then coexisted ont the Iberian peninsula.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1310/is_1991_Dec/ai_11863997   (1320 words)

  
 Andalucia- Spain. Hotel accomodation in Cordoba, Spain
Once, however, it was the largest city of Roman Spain, and for three centuries it formed the heart of the western Islamic empire, the great medieval caliphate of the Moors.
Parador de Cordoba is located in the foothills of the Cordoba Mountains in the residential district of Brillante.
NH Amistad Hotel Cordoba is located in the heart of the historic district close to the Synagogue dating from 1314, and very close to the Mosque.
www.123casa.com /andalucia/hotelscordoba.htm   (1045 words)

  
 Moorish Towns in southern Spain
In 756, Abd-ar-Rahman I, a member of the Umayyad family, made Córdoba the capital of Moorish Spain, and for the next 250 years the city was one of the world's great commercial and intellectual centres.
In 929 Abd-ar-Rahman III established the caliphate of Córdoba, and the city reached a peak of prosperity, rivalling Damascus and Baghdad in its brilliance and intellectual activity.
city in southern Spain, capital of Granada Province in Andalusia, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the confluence of the Genil and Darro rivers.
www.sonhex.dk /moorish.htm   (1012 words)

  
 Córdoba (Spain): Information on the city Córdoba
But Cordoba's hour of greatest glory was when it became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of El-Andalus and one of the three Caliphates of Islam, and the building of the Great Mosque, or Mezquita.
Cordoba's medieval quarter, once the home of the Jewish community, is called "La Judería" (The Jewish Quarter), a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets, shady flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares such as La Plaza del Potro.
I am a single mother from cordoba my son is 5 years old and is bilingue english-spanish, i would offer a room in a familiar and relaxing house in exchange of some hours of care for my son.
www.spanishcourses.info /cities/39_cordoba_EN.asp   (855 words)

  
 Spain - Paradores - Parador de Cordoba
It is in a hilly area, three kilometres from the town, at the foot of the Cordoba mountain range.
Cordoba is an ancient city and was the capital of southern spain under Roman rule.
Cordoba celebrates the festival of Nuestra Senora de la Salud each May and Nuestra Senora de la Fuensanta from September 6 to 9.
paradores-spain.com /spain/pcordoba.html   (807 words)

  
 Cordoba Spain Tourist, Travel and Hotels guide.
Cordoba's period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to rival the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad.
In the 13th century, under Ferdinand III, the Saint, Cordoba's Great Mosque was turned into a cathedral and new defensive structures, particularly the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Torre Fortaleza de la Calahorra, were erected.
Set in the most exclusive residential zone in Cordoba surrounded by a garden measuring 45.000 m2 in perfect harmony with nature and a wonderful natural pool space.Only seven minutes from the historical and cultural center of the city and from the AVE station
www.hotelscordoba.com   (692 words)

  
 Engineering & Computer Science @ Union College - Mini-Term in Cordoba, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the year 1000 AD, Cordoba, Spain was one of the premier cultural centers of the world.
Cordoba developed as a cultural center despite being seven days journey from a port and not on any major trading routes.
Pre-travel seminars covered a brief history and introduction to Spain, lectures and discussions on Islamic and Jewish influences in Spain, the science and technology involved in the infrastructure of the first millennium, and the social and cultural heritage of the Al-Andalus region of Southern Spain.
engineering.union.edu /eta/cordoba-spain.html   (565 words)

  
 Spain Hotels, Tours, Accommodation & Travel
Spain is a beautiful and diverse Western European country, sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea.
Spain is more than bullfights, flamenco dancers and crowded beaches.
Once the centre of a global empire with colonies in Central and South America, and the Phillipines, contemporary Spain has overcome civil war and fascism in the 20th century to stand proud and centered in itself.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Spain   (155 words)

  
 Cordoba Spain - Cordoba - Spain
Situated along the Guadalquivir river, Cordoba is another of the southern cities with its typical Andalusian atmosphere.
Cordoba is clearly divided in two by an - interrupted - Arabian wall.
If you are in Cordoba in May during the fiestas the owners open their patios, so you can admire them.
www.globosapiens.net /travel-information/Cordoba-388.html   (349 words)

  
 Córdoba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Córdoba most commonly means Córdoba, Spain, a famous city in Spain inhabited since the time of ancient Rome, and the seat of the Emir of Córdoba and the Caliph of Córdoba.
It is also the name of Córdoba Province, Spain, in which the city is located, and several places in the New World named after the Spanish city:
Chrysler produced a car called the Chrysler Cordoba from 1975 to 1983.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/C%C3%B3rdoba   (157 words)

  
 Cordoba Spain and Mazquita   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cordoba was founded by the Romans in 169 BC.
The Muslim invaders took the city in 711 AD and it became the capital for the Islamic region in Spain.
This Museum is a good place to start your tour of Cordoba.
www.travelinginspain.com /cordoba.htm   (343 words)

  
 Learn Spanish in Cordoba, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Córdoba is situated in the very heart of the part of Spain that was called 'Al Andalus' by the Moors.
It is Andalusia that gives colour and atmosphere to the picture of Spain and it's here that sun, palms, tradition and flamenco dominate.
The courses are also designed to teach students about the history and culture of Spain, using the latest methods and participative techniques and thus enabling them to gain confidence in communicating in every day situations.
www.cactuslanguage.com /en/languages/spanish/spain/cordoba.php   (427 words)

  
 Andalusia - The Route of the Moors, Granada and Cordoba | Spain | Granada
This occupation of Spain by the Moslems was to last almost eight centuries.
It is hard to equal the incredible architecture of the 8th century Mosque of Cordoba, capital of the Omayyad Caliphs, centre of civilisation and bridge between east and west.
Aldea de Zagrilla is a small village situated amidst the olive groves where clothes are still washed in the public washhouse in the centre of the village.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/12464.html   (974 words)

  
 Cordoba Travel Information by Infocordoba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Info-Cordoba is a travel information guide for Cordoba Spain written by a long-time resident.
Capital of the western world in the 11th century, Cordoba is not only a convenient stop in central Andalusia, but the essence of Spain--Iberian, Roman, Visigoth, Jewish, Islamic and Christian civilizations, captured in its stones, its monuments and its collective consciousness.
Intimately linked with the city's history and identity is the Mosque of Cordoba (la Mezquita), now Cordoba's Cathedral and one of Spain's most visited attractions.
www.infocordoba.com   (273 words)

  
 The PRESHCO Catalog: Program of Hispanic Studies in Córdoba, Spain
PRESHCO was established with several objectives in mind: to encourage the intellectual and personal growth that comes from immersion in another culture; to offer an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the Spanish language; and to foster knowledge and appreciation of Spanish literature and culture through studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts.
Traveling to Spain with large amounts of cash is unwise, and in Córdoba it will not be possible to cash personal checks in dollars from American banks.
It is essential that students study the manual carefully and ask questions either before departure from the U.S. or during orientation in Spain regarding any portion of program guidelines and expectations that may remain unclear.
www.wheatonma.edu /Academic/PRESHCO/catalog.html   (4126 words)

  
 Study Spanish in Cordoba, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Córdoba is located in southern Spain, about two hours from the Mediterranean coast.
It was once the largest city of Roman Spain and later became the capital of Islamic Spain.
The city has one of Spain's most beautiful Holy Week celebrations, with processions and the streets full of people, both tourists and locals.
www.circaterras.com /LanguageSchools/Cordoba.htm   (222 words)

  
 Caesar, Pliny the Elder and Seneca the Younger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Even during his five-year-term as governor in Spain, Gaul and Africa, and while he was prefect of the Roman navy at Naples during the last five years of his life, he was not deterred from daily observation, meditation, research, and note-taking.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philosopher, dramatist, and statesman, was born around 3-4 B.C. in Cordoba, Spain.
Being born into an upper-class family of means and influence, he was sent to Rome in infancy to be educated for a career in law and the military.
www.roman-empire.net /articles/article-004.html   (1067 words)

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