Islamic Spain's Three Monotheistic Religions

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Islamic Spain was a multicultural mixture of the peoples of three monotheistic religions: Muslims, Christians and Jews. Although Christians and Jews lived under restrictions, for much of the time the three groups managed to get along, and to some extent, to benefit from the presence of others. It brought a level of civilization to Europe that was comparable to the heights of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance. In 711 Muslim forces invaded Spain, and in seven years conquered the Iberian Peninsula. It became one of the great Muslim civilizations, reaching its apogee with the Umayyad caliphate of Cordoba in the 10th century. Stability in Muslim Spain came with the establishment of the Andalusian Umayyad dynasty, which lasted from 756

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