Author: Gareth Thomas

What have the Saracens ever done for us? (Part 2)

Author’s note: Just a reminder that as I stated in Part 1, my investigation into the Islamic heritage of the area where I live in southeast Spain is a personal journey by a non-expert. I was bemused by one Twitter...

What have the Saracens ever done for us? (Part 2)

What have the Saracens ever done for us?

In an oft-quoted scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian—a film parody of Hollywood biblical epics—some Judaean dissidents, during the interval in a Roman circus in first-century Jerusalem, discuss their imperial occupiers. They pose the political question, “What have the...

What have the Saracens ever done for us?