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1 08, 2017

Medieval Spanish art

By |2017-08-01T08:19:32-07:00August 1st, 2017|Art, Medieval|0 Comments

Visigothic horseshoe arch (San Juan Banos) Because Spain was in the Roman Empire, in the 300s AD Spanish art looked a lot like other Roman art. It's not exactly the same - each province had its own way of doing things. Roman period Spanish art is usually stronger-looking and more forceful than art from other parts of [...]

24 07, 2017

Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

By |2019-08-01T10:07:11-07:00July 24th, 2017|Africa, History, Islam|0 Comments

The Hafsid Dynasty minted gold coins like this one The Hafsids replace the Almohads In the early 1200s AD, the Almohad empire fell apart into Marinid, Christian, and Hafsid kingdoms. The middle of North Africa broke away from the Almohad dynasty in 1229 AD. Modern Tunisia, western Libya, and eastern Algeria came under the leadership of Abu Zakariya. People called his [...]