I visited Toledo in 2010 and spent a lovely couple of days in this medieval city. Fascinating place because you really sense the Christian, Jewish and Muslim heritage of Al-Andalus in modern Spain. Toledo was once a jewel in the crown of the caliphate that ruled it from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. When it fell to the crusaders, the city’s libraries were found to be stuffed with the knowledge of both Islam at its intellectual height and works from the Greeks, Romans and Persians – a huge boost to thinking in the Middle Ages.
- Abu al-Quasim, Father of Modern Surgery (thetemplarknight.com)
- The Islamic Capitals of al-Andalus: Cordoba – Seville – Granada (thetemplarknight.com)
- Quest for the True Cross – from Moorish Al-Usbuna to Christian Lisbon (thetemplarknight.com)