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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:41 PM
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What does the word "Andalusia" mean in academic contexts?
Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 06:42 PM by Boojatta
According to at least two DU members, Andalusia is part of Spain.

Oh my. It's worse than I thought.

:tinfoilhat:

And here I was naively thinking Andalusia meant the region of Spain in red below.


10. You're correct, Andalusia is a part of Spain nt


http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard...

However, in the course description below, three parcels of land are mentioned and the first two are very large regions. It seems unlikely that the third one would be merely a small part of Spain.

NMC365Y1 Islamic Archaeology<72L>

A survey of Islamic archaeology, covering the rise of Islam from 7th century to the end of the Fatimid period in 1171, examining sites in the Middle East, North Africa and Andalusia through the archaeological record, artifacts evidencing history, art history, urbanism and socio-ecology of early Muslim communities.
Recommended Preparation: NMC103H1/NMC184H1/NMC260Y1/NMC273Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)


http://www.artsandscience.utoronto.ca/ofr/calendar/crs_...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:47 PM
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1. It is a way to call two daughters home for dinner.
Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 06:50 PM by Botany
HEY, ANN AND LOUISA TIME TO COME HOME, SUPPER IS READY !

mostly spoken in the Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota border areas.

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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:54 PM
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2. In the eariler period noted in the second blue box
Al- Andalus was the Arabic name for Iberia under Moorish rule. Now it is the name of a region in Spain.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:58 PM
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3. Just Google Andalusia...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalusia

For Pete's sake. Spain was heavily influenced by Muslim culture. The information you're looking for is easily found.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 10:07 AM
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6. Don't be too proud of the technological toys called "Google" and "Wikipedia."
Edited on Fri Sep-16-11 10:11 AM by Boojatta
The state of being informed that somebody can achieve by consulting Wikipedia is insignificant next to the enlightenment that can be obtained from an ancient book that you consider unworthy of the devotion that is required to fully comprehend it.

As for academic contexts, I suspect that there's a wide variety of them, including military-style prep school, and small, New Age religious classes.

Does wikipedia provide information about what academic authorities at all such places mean when they use the word "Andalusia"?

Various religious, political, and philosophical ideologies are popular among academics today. Does wikipedia provide warning about how an adherent of such an ideology might react to what is, according to that ideology, a misuse of the word "Andalusia"?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:26 PM
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4. It's where Flamenco originated and we are all better off for it.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:34 PM
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5. Andalusia is the region in red, but Al Andalus was almost all of
modern Spain at the height of the arab expansion from around 700 - 1200. At the same time as the alleged "dark ages" of western europe, this region was a center of civilization, carrying on directly from the Roman Empire it replaced in North Africa, Iberia, and the Middle East. Between the Caliphate and Byzantium our civilization was not only preserved but actually progressed while we were trying to learn how to be human again.
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