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As part of the Channel 4, Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society that ruled in Spain for 700 years, but whose legacy was virtually erased from Western history.
Bettany Hughes is presenting Muslim Heritage in Our Homes.
1001 Inventions at UK Houses of Parliament with Bettany Hughes:
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Bettany Hughes and Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani at London Book Fair:
Bettany Hughes' Comments about 1001 Inventions:
"I have to say that I am absolutely delighted to support the 1001 Inventions Project." Comments
"...with a project like 1001 Inventions, I think we are going to see a phoenix rise from the ashes."Endorsements
"The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation has produced a beautiful catalogue 1001 Inventions: How Muslim Civilisation Shaped The World. It reminds us just how the Middle East, North Africa and Al Andalus catalysed many of the trappings of modern life. An immensely useful corrective to our Greco-Roman-Renaissance sense of Western Civilisation "