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Unformatted text preview: Moorish Spain I Am, You Are, We Are Andalusians: Cultural Relations in Muslim Spain The legacies of the Muslim rule are undeniably expansive, to some degree altering Spanish architecture in particular, resulting in well-known architectural marvels such as the aforementioned Cordoba Mosque, the Giralda of Seville, and the Alhambra of Granada. The occupiers were at first entirely male and intercultural marriages were quick to occur. But particularly noteworthy is the relationship between the occupying Muslims, the Christians and the Jews. While the romanticisation of the period has sparked some debate between historians, Al-Andalus is generally agreed to be a much better place to live in as a religious minority than most of its contemporary civilisations. There were certainly rules and regulations that have no place in a modern democracy: for instance, non-Muslim men could not marry Muslim women while the opposite was true, preaching other religions to Muslims was strictly forbidden and...
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