The Moors in Spain


Read by S S Kim

(3.9 stars; 8 reviews)

“The history of Spain offers us a melancholy contrast. Twelve hundred years ago, Tarik the Moor added the land of the Visigoths to the long catalogue of kingdoms subdued by the Moslems. For nearly eight centuries, under her Mohammedan rulers, Spain set to all Europe a shining example of a civilized and enlightened State. Her fertile provinces, rendered doubly prolific by the industry and engineering skill of her conquerors, bore fruit an hundredfold. Cities innumerable sprang up in the rich valleys of the Guadalquivir and the Guadiana, whose names, and names only, still commemorate the vanished glories of their past.” - Summary by Stanley Lane-Poole (7 hr 10 min)

Chapters

The Last of the Goths 32:14 Read by S S Kim
The Wave of Conquest 25:23 Read by S S Kim
The People of Andalusia 26:54 Read by S S Kim
A Young Pretender 32:28 Read by S S Kim
The Christian Martyrs 31:35 Read by S S Kim
The Great Khalif 22:35 Read by S S Kim
The Holy War 27:13 Read by S S Kim
The City of the Khalif 28:53 Read by S S Kim
The Prime Minister 26:24 Read by S S Kim
The Berbers in Power 32:03 Read by S S Kim
My Cid The Challenger 45:42 Read by S S Kim
The Kingdom of Granada 42:35 Read by S S Kim
The Fall of Granada 33:17 Read by S S Kim
Bearing the Cross 23:15 Read by S S Kim

Reviews


(4 stars)

The accent of the reader actually adds to this book as it can be interpreted as Arab or Spanish. It is a rather dense book at first then gets more interesting