Cities of Light Documentary and Website
About This Resource
Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain is a documentary film and companion website. Inspired by Rosa Maria Menocal’s Ornament of the World, the documentary explores the European society in which Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together and prospered in a thriving multicultural civilization over several centuries. The website provides background and enrichment for the film, with interactive features, maps, timelines, historic images, and lesson plans for educators.
“Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain”, n.d. http://www.islamicspain.tv/index.html, with information on the film at
How to Cite This Page
"Muslim Journeys | Item #135: Cities of Light Documentary and Website", April 20, 2018 http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/135.
Abrahamic religion, agriculture, Almohads, Almoravids, architecture, Crusades, environment, Inquisition, Islamic art, material culture, mosque, palace, pluralism, Portugal, Reconquista, religious tolerance, science, Spain, technology, transmission of knowledge, Umayyad dynasty