Beard Cosmetics Win a War

The arrival of the Muslims to Iberia brought along certain cosmetic practices associated with the beard that were extremely shocking to the local population, namely, the dyeing of the beard with different colors. To this practice, the Muslim armies reportedly owe some military victories, such as the case of the capture of the city of […]

Notes on the history of Medieval Iberia

I am a university professor with a specialization in Medieval Iberia. In my academic research, sometimes I come across bits of interesting, curious, or outright bizarre information. Although these can become serious pieces of academic writing, and occasionally they do, other times they just fall into a folder in my computer. Inspired by the Arabic […]