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Cordoba: The Jewel of the Caliphate. (Andalusia)

Cordoba: The Jewel of the Caliphate. (Andalusia)

Al-Hakam II was the second Caliph of Córdoba, in Al-Andalus, and son of Abd-ar-Rahman III and Murjan. He ruled from 961 to 976

Al-Hakam II was the second Caliph of Córdoba, in Al-Andalus, and son of Abd-ar-Rahman III and Murjan. He ruled from 961 to 976

Lubna of Cordoba (d. 984). Originally a slave-girl of Spanish origin, Lubna rose to become one of the most important figures in the Umayyad palace in Cordoba. She was the palace secretary of the caliphs ‘Abd al-Rahmān III (d. 961) and his son al-Hakam b. ‘Abd al-Rahmān (d. 976). She was also a skilled mathematician and presided over the royal library, which consisted of over 500,000 books. According to the famous Andalusi scholar Ibn Bashkuwāl: “She excelled in writing, grammar, and…

Lubna of Cordoba (d. 984). Originally a slave-girl of Spanish origin, Lubna rose to become one of the most important figures in the Umayyad palace in Cordoba. She was the palace secretary of the caliphs ‘Abd al-Rahmān III (d. 961) and his son al-Hakam b. ‘Abd al-Rahmān (d. 976). She was also a skilled mathematician and presided over the royal library, which consisted of over 500,000 books. According to the famous Andalusi scholar Ibn Bashkuwāl: “She excelled in writing, grammar, and…

Retablo de la conversión de los moriscos (Felipe Vigamy)

Retablo de la conversión de los moriscos (Felipe Vigamy)

Los moriscos (palabra que deriva de moro) fueron los musulmanes españoles bautizados tras la pragmática de los Reyes Católicos del 14 de febrero de 1502. Tanto los convertidos con anterioridad al catolicismo

Los moriscos (palabra que deriva de moro) fueron los musulmanes españoles bautizados tras la pragmática de los Reyes Católicos del 14 de febrero de 1502. Tanto los convertidos con anterioridad al catolicismo

Henrietta Rodman was a feminist and teacher in New York City, vice president of the League for the Civic Service of Women, who protested the ban on married women teachers by marrying a friend in 1914, SOLELY to challenge the law (her husband's girlfriend was cool with this plan). Friend Floyd Dell noted wryly, “she couldn’t even do so conventional a thing as get married, without creating a terrific sensation.” She was suspended for more than a year. The clothing above was typical of her…

Henrietta Rodman was a feminist and teacher in New York City, vice president of the League for the Civic Service of Women, who protested the ban on married women teachers by marrying a friend in 1914, SOLELY to challenge the law (her husband's girlfriend was cool with this plan). Friend Floyd Dell noted wryly, “she couldn’t even do so conventional a thing as get married, without creating a terrific sensation.” She was suspended for more than a year. The clothing above was typical of her…

File:Jose Larrocha Gonzalez Patio de casa morisca de la plaza de Fatima.jpg

File:Jose Larrocha Gonzalez Patio de casa morisca de la plaza de Fatima.jpg

Khonsu's Funerary Mask, Painted Wood, New Kingdom, Reign of Ramesses II, c. 1279 - 1213 BC.  From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, Western Thebes

Khonsu's Funerary Mask, Painted Wood, New Kingdom, Reign of Ramesses II, c. 1279 - 1213 BC. From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, Western Thebes

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