|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 25, 2004, 16:18|
B. Garcia wrote:
> Point of divergence is indeed a correct term.
Glad to know.
> Be aware however that while the Moors did attempt to advance into
> France, they did not however control everything south of the
> Tours/Poitiers region. There was a good amount left autonomous (more
> than I had earlier written), pretty much everything north of Leon,
> Huesca, and Barcelona was autonomous. These are all areas outside of
> the main trends of Hispano-Romance at the time. They actually allowed
> these areas to remain outside of their control (probably to their
> downfall as these areas were where the reconquista began.
> So i'm not disputing what your plan is, but it's just something to be
> careful about when describing it. Why would the muslims want all of
> the iberian peninsula there when here it seems the most northern areas
> weren't of much interest, even though they took the time to meet
> Frankish armies in the battle of Tours?
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.
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 ;)