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  Moors - LoveToKnow 1911
The name Moor is however still applied to the populations speaking Arabic who inhabit the country extending from Morocco to the Senegal, and to the Niger as far east as Timbuktu, i.e.
There is a general tendency to obesity, which is much admired by the Moors in their women, young girls being stuffed like chickens, with paste-balls mixed with honey, or with spoonfuls of olive oil and sesame, to give them the necessary corpulence.
The Moors are temperate in their diet and simple in their dress, though among the richer classes of the towns the women cover themselves with silks, gold and jewels, while the men indulge to excess their love of fine horses and splendid arms.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Moors   (869 words)

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The Moors is the ancient name for the indigenous nomadic Berber people in North Africa, who converted to Islam in the 7th century.
The Moors ruled in Spain, except for small areas in the northwest and largely Basque regions in the Pyrenees, and in North Africa for several decades.
Although, the Caliphate of Córdoba collapsed in 1031 and the Islamic territory in Spain came to be ruled by North African Moors.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/moors.html   (541 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Moor Page
The Moors were Muslims, but they were generally tolerant of the Christians and Jews who lived in Spain.
Quarrels among the Moors led to the overthrow of the caliphate of Cordoba in 1031.
The Moors remained in Spain until King Ferdinand of Aragon, and Queen Isabella of Castille merged their kingdoms and forced the Muslims and Jews to leave Spain.
www.mrdowling.com /703-moors.html   (265 words)

 The Moors
The word MOORS may have evolved from the Greek 'Mauros' which means 'dark'.
Though the word "Moor" originally seems to have been meant to indicate Blacks, it in time came to be applied to Muslims in general, especially the Berbers.
With regards to Spain, the term 'Moors' later became a convenient blanket term, to describe the collective Muslim conquerors and rulers in Andalucia between 711 and 1492.
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 Search Results for "Moors"
Moors, nomadic people of the northern shores of Africa, originally the inhabitants of Mauretania.
Although tradition says Alfonso I defeated the Moors there in 1139, the battle of Ourique was actually fought at some undetermined...
Under the Moors, Albacete was a part of the Kingdom of Murcia, with which it was incorporated...
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 The North York Moors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To the north and east of the ancient walled City of York the North York Moors cover a broad area stretching from the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray across to the Yorkshire Coast.
Running along the northern edge of the North York Moors are the Cleveland Hills, while to the east is the Yorkshire Coast, and the popular seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.
To the south of the North York Moors lie the gentler hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds.
www.north-york-moors.com /welcome.html   (131 words)

 Moors - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Islamic conquest of Iberia was undertaken by the Moors of the Umayyad caliphate in 711.
The Moors ruled in North Africa, Spain and Portugal (except for small areas in the northwest and largely Basque regions in the Pyrenees) for several decades.
These Moors lived mainly in all of north Africa but Kingdoms have reached as far as Asia and over to Western Sahara and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from which the latter country derives its name.
www.voyager.in /Moors   (838 words)

 The Influence of the Moors in Spain and Portugal
The story goes that a Portuguese nobleman was so saddened by the death of his wife, a young Moorish beauty whom he had married after her conversion to the Christian faith, that he gave up his title and fortune and entered a monastery.
The Moors ruled and occupied Lisbon and the rest of the country until well into the twelfth century.
Called the rabelos, these boats, with their large red or white sails, which also ply on the Douro River to fetch wine from the upper valleys, are reminiscent of the transport boats of Lagos in Nigeria.
www.africawithin.com /moors/influence_in_spain.htm   (538 words)

 North York Moors Encyclopedia Article @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many visitors to the moors are engaged in outdoor pursuits, particularly walking; the parks has a network of rights-of-way almost 2300 km (1400 miles) in length, and most of the areas of open moorland will be open access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
The moors have a not changed much in the past 50 years, and are often used a backdrop to British television programmes and films.
The moors are within a reasonable distance of Redcar and East Cleveland.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/North_York_Moors   (523 words)

 Christians & Moors Festivals in Spain
Then it's conversion or death for the Moors, and finally homage to the patron saint of the town.
As the legend is told, when James I of Aragon reconquered the city of Alicante, the Moors got quite angry and tried to recover it some years later.
They head to the centre of town and await the entradas, the arrival of the Moors and the Christians, as they march through the streets dressed in period costume.
www.carnaval.com /spain/moors   (808 words)

 “Mitsawokett: The Moors of Delaware”
Davis, the Moors moved to farm farther inland and to settle in Cheswold during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, as the result of a large storm which inundated much of the land surrounding Woodland Beach.
Previously, in the Cheswold area, the Moors were barred from attending local white public schools, and many Moor parents did not wish their children to attend the separate fl public schools.
The Cheswold School functioned as the primary educational Institution for the Moors of Cheswold until it was closed in 1964, along with the Fork Branch grammar school, (also built by P. DuPont in the twenties, and intended for fls, though attended mainly by Cheswold area Moor children).
www.mitsawokett.com /MoorsOfDelaware/trirace3.html   (3871 words)

 AllRefer.com - Moors (North African History) - Encyclopedia
Moors, nomadic people of the northern shores of Africa, originally the inhabitants of Mauretania.
MAlaga was taken (1487) after a long siege by the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella, and in 1492 Granada was recovered.
Many of the Moors remained in Spain; those who remained faithful to Islam were called Mudejares, while those who accepted Christianity were called Moriscos.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Moors.html   (589 words)

 Michael Moors' Clarinet Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moors is also a school clinician, specializing in woodwinds and young bands.
Moors is currently the principal clarinet in the Alpena Symphony Orchestra as well as the Alpena City Band.
Moors was invited to speak at the Midwestern Conference for vocal and instrumental music.
edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu /~mmoors   (339 words)

 Moors — FactMonster.com
Edward Moore - Moore, Edward Moore, Edward, 1712–57, English dramatist.
Bernard Moore - Bernard Moore potter Born: 1850 Birthplace: Staffordshire, England After working with his brother...
Henry Moore - Moore, Henry Moore, Henry, 1898–1986, English sculptor.
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 Thorne moorends Town Council - Thorne Moors
Thorne, Goole and Crowle Moors, together with Hatfield Moors, are the remnants of a formerly more extensive area of wetland which occupied the flood plain of the Humberhead Levels several thousand years ago.
Peat has been taken from the Moors for hundreds of years, initially by local people as fuel for fires, but by the mid 19th Century, extensively for horse and cattle litter.
On Crowle Moor, extensive areas have been cleared of invasive birch scrub and are now grazed by the Trust's flock of Hebridean sheep.
www.thorne-moorends.gov.uk /other/thorne_moors.html   (785 words)

 The Moors
“Moor - in English usage, a Moroccan or, formerly, a member of the Muslim population of Spain, of mixed Arab, Spanish, and Berber origins, who created the Arab Andalusian civilization and subsequently settled as refugees in North Africa between the 11th and 17th centuries.
In the ‘Chanson of Roland’ (Song of Roland) written after the Moors invaded France in 718 A.D., the invaders are described (verses 145 and 146) as “fler than ink with large noses and ears” and with “nothing white except the teeth.” (Moriaen.
There were white Moors, especially because of their part Berber ancestry and after they had lived in Europe for centuries and had been ‘whitened’ by mating with Europeans.
www.white-history.com /moors.htm   (1757 words)

 the Moors * official site
Suffice it to say that The Moors have a very loyal following in their native Boston, and the release of their long-awaited CD is a dream come true for those fans who live too far away to frequent the band's highly acclaimed live performances.
Her interests and knowledge are colorfully reflected in the music of the Moors, from ancient ballads in Scots Gaelic set to pounding guitar rhythms, to invocations of the Horned God backed with animalistic riffs that would make Jimi Hendrix proud, to poetic recitations of blessings of the Goddess Brigid accompanied by dark, melodious harp strummings.
Such evocative, unusual visuals are perfectly suited to the music of the Moors, which is dreamy and trance inducing as often as it is sensual and passionate.
www.mobiusbandwidth.com /themoors.html   (1307 words)

 Moors Encyclopedia Learn about the history of Guitars Lessons Guitar Practicing Beginning Guitar Tips for Practice
Moors is a vague term often used in English to describe the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb and al-Andalus.
After the Maghreb came under Muslim rule, the term was transferred in European usage to refer to any non-Christian inhabitants of the area; and after North African Muslims conquered Spain, it came to refer equally to Muslims in Spain.
In Spanish usage, "Moro" (Moor) came to have an even broader usage, to mean "Muslims" in general (just as "Rumi", Roman, came to mean "Christian" in many Arabic dialects); thus the Moros of Mindanao in the Philippines, and the Moriscos of Granada.
www.guitarlessons.bizhosting.com /Moors.html   (478 words)

 “Mitsawokett: The Moors of Delaware”
Durham was a Moor with a capital "M" and decidedly not an Other, which is why I drove down to Cheswold to talk to him in the first place.
The most popular explanation of why there are "Moors" in Cheswold, Oak Orchard, Millsboro and isolated spots in South Jersey, nonetheless, is that there was a Spanish galleon wrecked off Lewes sometime during the colonial period and that the only survivors were several Moorish slaves.
Once discriminated against in terms of jobs, the Moors have managed to make their way into some trades with great success, "One or two of the more aggressive men get work with a construction firm," the minister told us.
www.mitsawoket.com /MoorsOfDelaware/moor3.html   (3807 words)

 Moors - MSN Encarta
As a people the Moors traveled northward and conquered Spain.
Some authorities consider the Moors equivalent to the Berbers; others restrict the name to an admixture of Arab ancestry and refer to as Moors only the more settled Arabic-speaking population of the towns.
In European history the term is applied loosely to the inhabitants of the Barbary states under Ottoman rule.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558815/Moors.html   (144 words)

 Moors Valley Country Park & Forest
Moors Valley covers 750 acres in the Valley of the Moors River.
From the play areas we cross the picnic area to the picturesque Moors Lake alongside which runs the narrow-gauge steam railway that will take you on a mile long journey through the park.
Throughout Moors Valley there are miles of footpaths to enjoy including waymarked walks and cycle trails — cycle hire is available.
www.moors-valley.co.uk   (370 words)

 Muslim Spain and European Culture
Moors, as the Spaniards call the Muslims, populated Spain for nearly 700 years.
As you'll see, it was their civilization that enlightened Europe and brought it out of the dark ages to usher in the renaissance.
As the Moors built mini-alliances and fought amongst themselves, the Christians to the North were doing just the opposite.
www.xmission.com:8000 /~dderhak/index/moors.htm   (1734 words)

 North York Moors at AllExperts
Many visitors to the moors are engaged in outdoor pursuits, particularly walking; the parks has a network of rights-of-way almost 2300 km (1400 miles) in length, and most of the areas of open moorland will be open access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
The moors have a not changed much in the past 50 years, and are often used a backdrop to British television programmes and films.
The moors are within a reasonable distance of Redcar and East Cleveland.
en.allexperts.com /e/n/no/north_york_moors.htm   (444 words)

The Moors must be distinguished from the Berbers who were a mixed race people in North Africa resulting from the intermarriage between caucasian Libyans and indigenous Africans.
With the coming of Islam, interaction between Moors and Arabs increased but research into the manuscripts and documents of medieval Europe emphatically demonstrates that the prevailing image of the Mooor - for the period - concerned was that of the fl skinned, woolly haired African.
Over time, an ugly development in the history of the Moors began: The initiation and growth of the aquisition of white slaves as a prevalent aspect of its culture.
members.fortunecity.com /squaredmc/ancient/moors/home.htm   (1996 words)

 Moors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Moors Resort recently, and things are really looking good after the fire in October.
Moors has made a real commitment to the new docks and all should be in place by May 1
Moors Resorts web page, and their Kentucky Lake Cam which runs 24 hours a day..
www.fishin.com /articles/Moors.htm   (181 words)

 Visit the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast, Northern England
Travel 18 miles through the North York Moors on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, with a station at Goathland, the famous Aidensfield of the Heartbeat TV series and now a Harry Potter film location.
Visit the honey-coloured villages of the Moors, and perhaps have a meal at one of the traditional country pubs.
Within the North York Moors National Park are the high cliffs and rocky shores of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast with fishing villages, sandy beaches, and a coastline rich in natural flora and fauna.
www.yorkshirenet.co.uk /visinfo/ymwc/moors.htm   (391 words)

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