Cordoba History, History of Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Cordoba History

History of Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Cordoba History

The city of Cordoba is a city that has been greatly shaped by the past empires that engulfed it. Though under Roman rule it was the site of great battles and power struggles, there were long periods of peace and the city was greatly developed, becoming a centre for administration and governance.

The Visigoths eventually replaced the Romans and held it for 150 years, as they did in many other parts of the country. Cordoba sees a growth and strengthening of it's Christian community.

However the arrival of the Moors near Gibraltar in 711AD was to change everything. Within four years they had conquered vast territories, making Cordoba (Qurtuba) their administrative centre for the peninsular. The Caliphate of Cordoba as it came to be called became an immensely powerful Muslim state that controlled much of modern Spain. During much of this period it is thought to have been the largest, most politically, and technologically advanced city in the world. The Moors brought great advances to Spain and Europe as a whole; in terms of their introduction of crops, irrigation methods, architectural achievements, scientific prowess, military superiority, and much more. Cordoba was the centre of this world for hundreds of years and so this must form the basis of its historical uniqueness.

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