|From:||B. Garcia <madyaas@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 25, 2004, 18:45|
On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 17:53:22 +0200, Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:
> Thank you for these clarifications. I did not think much about a conhistory
> for this project. All I needed is somehow to explain survival of islamic
> states on the hispano- and lusophonic territories. If you can give me a good
> advise for a better explanation, I'll appreciate it indeed.
1. Perhaps the Christian kingdoms they had left alone began an earlier
stirring and had wanted a reconquista before the battle of Tours? This
might cause the Muslim armies to quash the kingdoms and take over.
Throw in a little more fighting among the Christian Kingdoms and
perhaps the Muslim armies can take over (the Christian kingdoms fought
among themselves as much as with the Muslims here, i've heard)..
Seeing themselves as victorious but cautious, they decide to move
north. They meet the Frankish armies at the battle of Tours and win,
as you've said.
2. Or, instead of taking the last Iberian Christian Kingdoms first,
they battle at Tours and win. Seeing this as a great victory, they
decide to take on the Christian Kingdoms left on the peninsula. As
these have begun stirring and making incursions into Muslim territory,
they decide to nip it in the bud, and conquer the last Iberian
I'll leave you to decide the details :).
One thing that might draw support from the Christian peasants is
showing them how good life can be under Muslim rule. I have no idea
what life was like in the Christian kingdoms at the time, so I can't
compare. Although I have read recently that taxation of non-muslums
varied... some rulers were more harsh than others so depending it
could or it couldn't work.
Perhaps there's a big incursion of Muslims from outside of Spain that
helps boost the Muslim armies?
I'm not 100% in depth with Spanish history, but I'm sure you should be
able to find enough out there to make a convincing case.
> Actually, I thought more about the language than about explaining how it
> could happen. Why? Because I find Spanish and Portuguese aestheticly
> appealing, and I also like the way Farsi incorporated a lot of Arabic loans
> and concepts into its structure. That's why I decided to try the something
> similar on Romance base. A Romlang written in Arabic script, btw, produces
> surrealistic impression ;)
> -- Yitzik
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