Remembering Granada: The last Muslim Kingdom of Spain. CAIRO – 19 June 2017: In A.D. 711, Islam made its entrance into the Iberian Peninsula.
Which was the last Muslim kingdom in Spain?
Struggle and diplomacy
The Nasrid sultan’s territory was the last Spanish stronghold of a great Muslim empire which had originally stretched to the Pyrenees and beyond, and had included northern Spanish cities such as Barcelona and Pamplona.
How long was Spain ruled by the Moors?
Many writers refer to Moorish rule over Spain spanning the 800 years from 711 to 1492 yet this is a misconception. The reality is that the Berber-Hispanic Muslims inhabited two-thirds of the peninsula for 375 years, about half of it for another 160 years and finally the kingdom of Granada for the remaining 244 years.
Why did Moors invade Spain?
The key point is that the motivation to invade largely Christian and Jewish Spain was based on both the wealth from the initial conquest and the wealth generated by the jizayh tax on the population.
How far north did the Moors get in Europe?
The Moorish Conquest of Western Europe took place during the 8th century. By the end of the 7th century, Arab Muslims had rapidly expanded their might from the deserts of Arabia all the way until North Africa in the west.