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 Moors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moors is used in this article to the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb and al-Andalus.
The Moors ruled in Spain except small areas in the northwest and largely Basque regions in the Pyrenees and in Africa for several decades.
Although Caliphate of Córdoba collapsed in 1031 and the Islamic territory in Spain to be ruled by North African Moors.
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 LankaLibrary.com: Marakkala: the Sri Lankan Moors
They spoke so sincerely and with such fervency that the Ceylon Moors (Arabs) hearts were filled with a devotion to this faith that had sprung from the soil of their homeland.
The Moor learnt the art from the South of Spain, from the Roman and Grecian civilizations.
Embracing Islam, the Moors continued their age-old business of trading, which their religion told them, was good as long as it was done fairly and not with an extreme margin of profit.
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Consequently, Moors in large numbers accepted Arabic as the national language and converted to their conqueror's religion, Islam.
The Moors were unstoppable, and Visigothic Spain ceased to be.
The Moors of Al-Andulus held the torch of leaning and civilization when the rest of Europe was plunged in barbaric ignorance.
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 The St. Lawrence Review
The moors provide a place for Brontë to isolate and magnify the characters as a small community, and then she uses the houses to explain each character individually.
Lockwood’s part—of course the Yorkshire moors are “removed from the stir of society.” Yet, his statement becomes significant in retrospect, since the dramatic extent to which the characters in the book are removed from the context of Victorian English society allows Brontë’s fundamental goal to be accomplished.
On the moors, she can portray people as they really are, with none of the societal pressures or contortions of character that may be found among people living in closer proximity to one another.
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The meaning of the sentence was then: The justice which is revealed in the Gospel is passive justice, by which God in His mercy justifies us by means of faith.
He means to find man as he is, mind and flesh, instead of a synoptical table of the predicaments, in the order of nature and in the order of grace.
It is conceded that the meaning of the words "to justify," "to be justified," is not always the same in the texts, but it is not doubtful that he regards Baptism as the beginning of a life of real holiness.
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 Moors (race) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Moors" derives from the ancient tribe of the Mauri and their kingdom, Mauretania (parts of modern Algeria and Morocco).
In the eighteenth century English usage of the term, Moor began to refer specifically to African Muslims, but especially to any person who speaks one of the Hassaniya dialects.
In Spanish usage, "Moro" (Moor) came to have an even broader usage, to mean "Muslims" in general (just as "Rumi", "from the Eastern Roman Empire", came to mean "Christian" in many Arabic dialects); thus the Moros of Mindanao in the Philippines, and the Moriscos of Granada.
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 Spanish Moors -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Moors ruled in Spain and Portugal, except for small areas in the northwest and largely Basque regions in the Pyrenees, and in North Africa for several decades.
rightframedAn illustration of a mooring A mooring (also moorage) strictly speaking, refers to any device used to hold secure an object by means of cables, anchors, or lines though most often it is specifically a device to which a boat can attach so that it can remain in the same position.
A mooring is typically a heavy object located on the sea bed with a rope or cable going to the surface where a float makes it possible to pick it up from a boat.
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 The Moors. Who were they?
The Webster's New World Dictionary identifies Moors as "a member of Moslem people of mixed Arab and Berber descent." This deletion of "fl" or "Negro" from the term Moor is generally recent.
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.
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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 Moors murders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Moors murders are named as such because four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor near Oldham in Lancashire.
On the moor, Brady subjected John Kilbride to a sexual assault and attempted to slit his neck with a knife with a six inch serrated blade, but it didn't work, so Brady strangled him to death with a piece of string, possibly a shoelace, and buried his body in a shallow grave.
A dramatisation of the crimes and conviction of the Moors murderers was aired on ITV (May 14 and 15th) 2006 called See No Evil: The Moors Murders, which recounts the events from the perspective of Maureen Hindley.
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 The history of Arcos de la Frontera | CasaCampana.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following the Roman age, the Moorish period is considered the most important in the history of Arcos de la Frontera (the Moors called it Medina Ar-Kosch) during which the town was incorporated into a kingdom of Spain called the Caliphate of Córdoba.
Ferdinand III allowed the Moors to stay but eventually, after a rebellion in 1264 the Muslim population was exiled during the reign of his successor Alfonso X, 'The Wise'.
The Moors were in Arcos de la Frontera for 500 years and their building and design skills are evident at almost every turn here.
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 Tilburg University: Experts and Expertise
Moors, G.B.D. Facts and artifacts in the comparison of attitudes among ethnic minorities.
Moors, G.B.D. Estimating the Reciprocal Effect of Gender Role Attitudes and Family Formation: A Log-linear Path Model with Latent Variables.
Moors, G.B.D., & Bernhardt, E. The Impact of Attitudes on the Transition to Marriage among Cohabiting Couples in Sweden.
www.uvt.nl /webwijs/english/pub.html?anr=928941   (568 words)

 History of Spain and its Spanish Heritage
The Moors of Spain: The Visigoths were succeeded by Arab and Berber invades, called Moors, from North Africa.
The Castilians pushed the Moors toward the south and captured Toledo in 1085.
These two rulers extended their power, and in 1492 they drove the Moors from the kingdom of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in the land.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-spain.html   (1983 words)

 Who were the Moors in Spain: Tarik Ibn Zeyad (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tarik ibn Zeyad was a Moor who was instrumental in conquering Spain and honored by having the Rock of Gibraltar named after him.
The fact that people of African descent, or specifically the Moors were in western Europe from 710 AD until the late 1400's is indisputable.
It is noteworthy that these Moors were in Europe as conquerors and served as a “civilizing force,” as opposed to being enslaved by the Europeans.
ri.essortment.com.cob-web.org:8888 /whoweremoorsi_ogk.htm   (699 words)

 Padre Engo-Spirits
This civilization, brought by the African Moors, needs further and deeper examination, especially as Spain and Portugal were the first countries in Europe to benefit from the enlightenment which the African warrior-scholars carried with them from across the African mainland through the Mediterranean Sea to Iberia, and other European countries further inland.
William Ponsonby Moore, Earl of Drogheda; Moore of Hancot; Moore of Moore Lodge; the Earl of Annesly; and Morrison-Bell of Otterburn.
In the courts of the West African Moors of Al-Andalus, the Scottish Knights Templar, and the Black Druids, Baphomet or rather Abu-Fi-Ha-Mat was the kabbalistic name of the Ascended Master that fell from the Star Sirius and taught mankind the dark shamanic science of cosmogenesis, the underworld, shape shifting, UFOs, and cosmic time travel.
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 The Masons and the Moors
Moor is the classical name in Europe of the Muslim people of North Africa.
The term “Moor” came to be synonymous with “Muslim” in many contexts, for example the Muslim communities in the Philippines are known to this day as Moros.
The surgeons and doctors of Andalusia were in the vanguard of science; women were encouraged to devote themselves to serious study, and a lady doctor was not unknown among the people of Cordova.
www.newdawnmagazine.com /Article/The_Masons_and_the_Moors.html   (2441 words)

 Moors (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For the archaic racial category see Moors (meaning).'' ---- A depiction of an ancient moor Moors is used in this article to describe the medieval Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus (the Iberian Peninsula including the present day Spain and Portugal) and the Maghreb, whose culture is often called "Moorish".
Although, the Caliphate of Córdoba collapsed in 1031 and the Islamic territory in Spain came to be ruled by North African Moors.
The expelled Moors mostly went to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and helped to develop their culture; others became corsairs.
moors.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (822 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Nuwaubian Nation of Moors
The concepts "cult" and "sect" have rather precise and technical meanings when used by social scientists who study religion, and they are employed free of normative or evaluative presuppositions.
The misunderstandings resulting from confusion of social science and popular meaning of these concepts has led us to the conclusion that the goals of this page are not well served by using the concepts "cult" and "sect" to identify specific groups profiled on these pages.
It also provides an insight into identifying who the Moors are and the ancestoral roots of the Nuwaubians.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/nuwaubians.html   (2275 words)

 MND: » Moors, Druids, and Such   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While I had heard the term Moors before, I had no familiarity with them or what they had done, which disturbed me as I had taken a Western History course in college which began with the ancient Greeks and ended with World War II, but my history text made no reference of Moors.
Once the Moors had been driven out of Spain Philip II ordered the destruction of all public baths on the ground that they were relics of the infidels.
Nevertheless, they went the way of the Moors and Jews, they were exterminated and their teachings expunged.
mensnewsdaily.com /2006/10/15/moors-druids-and-such   (3622 words)

 Miami Cult not Muslims
It seems to be a of vague offshoot of the Moors group founded by Dwight York.
One former member is called Levi-El, suggesting he might be associated with the Black Hebrew movement or an offshoot.
I define cult as a religious group that has values that put it in a high state of tension with the norms of mainstream society, and that has a leadership that imposes high levels of discipline and demand for control of adherents' lives.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article13744.htm   (884 words)

 Sephardim and their History
Commanding an army of 7,000 Berbers from Morocco,, he promptly burnt the fleet that had transported them and gave his troops a rousing speech in which he told them that with the waters at their rear they had nowhere to go but forward.
With 5,000 re-enforcing troops the Moors met and routed a Visigoth army of 60,000 under King Rodrigo.
By 712 the Moors had reached the Visigoth capital of Toledo which threw open its gates to the invading army.
www.orthohelp.com /geneal/seph_who.htm   (2213 words)

 Selected Writings Chapter 2
The name Yavana was derived from the term ‘Ionians’, the early Greeks with whom the Indians became acquainted; and in the ancient Tamil and Sanskrit periods the term denoted the Greeks in general.
  The ‘Coast Moors’ consist of those who came later to Ceylon from South India for purposes of trade and had intended to return to their homes, but were prevented from free movement by the Portuguese and the Dutch who had taken command of the maritime regions of Ceylon.
As already indicated, the distinction drawn between ‘Ceylon Moors’ and ‘Coast Moors’ is absolutely unwarranted.
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 Talk:Moors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moors, who were and are still mostly Berbers (the term is almost synonomous), on wikipedia are treated as something totally different from Berbers.
Othello is a 'Moor' and is regularly described in terms that suggest 'negroid' features: thick lips, 'sooty' face etc. The term Moor was often merged with notions of flness in the Renaissance/17th C period.
Moor isnt a term that was created by fl populaces, but instead by whites who encountered these skilled artisans, magicians etc; It was quite simply used by non-Melanated people to describe "dark" peoples.
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It also does not have any known meaning in Italian, which in earlier times had much influence on the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula when it was part of the Roman Empire, or in German, which likewise had a similar influence in Northern Spain upon the invasion of the Visigoths.
The Spanish word most resembling the word Longoria is longuera, which means a long, narrow strip of land Thus, it may be that the name Longoria is derived from longuera and was originally used to designate an individual or family living on or near a long, narrow strip of land.
Among their many achievements were many buildings of Moorish architecture and towns that included the phrase al Qa’lah in their name to signify the presence of a palace or castle in that town.
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 Murder on the Moors: The Ian Brady and Myra Hindley Story - Crime Library
Her lawyers have also argued that she has been assessed by psychiatrists, doctors, prison officials and chaplains who all agree she is no longer a threat to society.
This, together with the guidelines set up under the parole system of the 1960’s means she has more than qualified for early release.
A panel of five lords ruled that her life sentence "must mean life" in view of her "exceptionally wicked and uniquely evil" crimes.
www.crimelibrary.com /serial_killers/predators/moors/update_9.html   (1800 words)

 Moors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Moors (race).
Beside its usage in historical context Moor and Moorish (Italian and Spanish: moro, French: maure, Portuguese: mouro / moiro) is used to designate an ethnic group speaking the Hassaniya Arabic dialect, inhabiting Islamic Republic of Mauritania and parts of Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria and Mali.
In a famous episode of the sitcom Seinfeld, George Costanza engages in a heated argument with a bubble boy over a misspelled Trivial Pursuit answer, which claims that it was the "Moops" who invaded Iberia in 711.
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 Moors (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
:''For the terrain type see Moor ---- Moors is used in this article to describe the medieval Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus and the Maghreb, whose culture is often called "Moorish".
The name of Mauri was applied by the Romans to all non-romanized natives of North Africa still ruled by their own chiefs, until the 3rd century AD.
In heraldry the Moor is shown as Sub-Saharan African.
moors.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (590 words)

 Enforcement Charter - North York Moors National Park
Enforcing planning control is vital to safeguarding the quality of the landscape and buildings in the National Park.
Building or engineering operations or changes in the use of land or buildings that are carried out without the necessary planning permission.
Not all such operations or changes of use require planning permisssion – many are considered not to be development at all or are defined as ‘permitted development’ meaning that an application for planning permission is not required.
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 Broken Diamonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I cannot be objective as a native of Glenumbra Moors, but visitors have told me that the sorrow -- more often they use the word shame -- of the natives is almost overwhelming.
I asked everyone in Glenumbra Moor what the meaning of the song is, for it is in Old Bretic, and each generation only knows it because they were taught by their parents.
No one knew the exact meaning of the words, not even the tone and emotion the words can be easily translated.
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