Well researched and clearly explained history of the Islamic experience on the Iberian Peninsula. It definitely added new perspectives for me.
Tiago Neiva sweeps his viewers through the Islamic centuries in Spain with lots of detail, providing an overview of the history, environment and cultural high points. He presents a balanced view of the interactions between Christians, Muslims and Jews, a golden age of the peninsula before Spain became a state, which has been contested in recent years due to political events of our time. Interesting graphics and photos.
Tiago has deep knowledge of the subject matter, and great enthusiasm, even passion, to go with it. The various maps and illustrations were abundant and helpful. The history of medieval al-Andalus is complex, and I found it difficult to keep track of the names and dates of so many regimes, families and leaders. I think a chart of this information, as an attachment, would help participants to focus on the main trends and concepts, without trying to take notes of all these details.
An excellent presentation of the main features in the history of Al Andalus. I took notes and will have lot’s of material to continue the research with. This is probably one of the very best seminars of the ever enthusiastic Tiago Neiva who has the capacity to extract the essence and present it in a digestible form. So grateful for this moment!