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The Iberian Peninsula and “Convivencia”

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The word “Convivencia” describes the cohabitation of the three monotheistic religions in Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages. Some historians have seen this period as a golden age where cultural exchanges were the rule and the three communities lived in harmony. Others question this “multiculturalism” and even denounce it as a myth. Whatever the truth may be, sites such as Cordoba, Granada and Toledo, still offer a testimony of this period with its brilliant or tragic facets, the consequences of which can still be felt nowadays.

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