NYT: Name Debate Echoes an Old Clash of Faiths

"The great mosque of Córdoba was begun by the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century, its forest of pillars and red-and-white striped arches meant to convey a powerful sense of the infinite. With the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 13th century, it was consecrated as a cathedral.

Today, signs throughout this whitewashed Andalusian city refer to the monument, a Unesco World Heritage site, as the “mosque-cathedral” of Córdoba. But that terminology is now in question. Last month, the bishop of Córdoba began a provocative appeal for the city to stop referring to the monument as a mosque so as not to “confuse” visitors."

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/world/europe/05cordoba.html?_r=1&hp

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  1. Also see Rodriguez, Jarbel, Captives & Their Saviors in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (The Catholic University of America Press, 2007):