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Art of Spain: The Moorish South

   2008    Art
Travelling from the unique Muslim contribution in the medieval south, Andrew Graham-Dixon immerses himself in true Spanish culture and meets the people who live and work with this artistic legacy. He looks at Muslim political and cultural influence as he travels from Cordoba to Granada, seeing classic buildings such as the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada. He also shows how the Moors introduced new foods – including citrus fruits, coffee and spices
Series: Art of Spain

Art of Spain: The Dark Heart

   2008    Art
Graham-Dixon journeys to the country’s scorched centre to explore Spanish art of the 16th and 17th centuries. From the mystical world of El Greco to the tender genius of Velazquez, this was a moment so extraordinary it became known as the Golden Age. But beneath the glittering surface was a dark and savage heart. Travelling from the architectural jewel of Toledo to majestic Madrid, Andrew Graham-Dixon traces the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire, the brutal conquest of the New World, and the religious madness of the Inquisition, to discover how a history so violent could produce some of the most beautiful art ever seen.
Series: Art of Spain

Natural World
Natural World

   2009    Nature
In Search of
In Search of

   2018    Culture
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead

   2017    History
Space Deepest Secrets
Space Deepest Secrets

   2019    Science
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

      History
The Beauty of Maps
The Beauty of Maps

   2010    Art
The Normans
The Normans

   2010    History