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[–] goat2017 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Read "myth of an andalusian paradise". Its a great book written by an expert in the field who thoroughly debunks this liberal myth that moorish iberia was some liberal multicultural paradise.

In particular there are a few sections dedicated to our favorite merchants and how they allowed our enemies in. History rhymes. Its like pottery.

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[–] romainvicta 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

if im not mistaken i believe they also played a part in the fall of constantinople but my memory is fuzzy there