Saturday, May 31, 2008

Are Apologies and Reparations in Order? Call Trinity United

Richard Fletcher, the British Historian, writes as follows in The Quest for El Cid about the prosperous Moorish culture centered in Cordova during the late 10th Century:

"Slaves were imported into Spain and a high proportion of them were re-exported. Here is Ibn Hawkal [the Arab traveler who in 948 published "Description of the World", which included an account of Spain based on his travels there] again:

"An important export commodity is slaves, young men and women, who are brought in from Francia and Galacia; also Slav eunuchs. All the Slave eunuchs in the world come from Spain. They are castrated in this country; the operation is performed by Jewish doctors."

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