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Islam in Spain

Córdoba–the Roman Bridge and the Great Mosque by James (Jim) Gordon A long turn in the road and then great Córdoba, shining Córdoba, appears far down across the plain: “lejana y sola”, as in the Lorca poem,  far off and … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Troubling Dream (Part One)

Caesar went straight to the Herakleion in Cadiz. It wasn’t just tourism: he had some business for the oracle there. His visit had been announced beforehand—he was coming with the Roman propraetor—and the priests turned out in their white robes … Continue reading

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