Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice. — G. K. Chesterton


(Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir)

Civilization: Moslem — Cordova
   Field of Renown:  military — General
Era:  Moors

Renowned Moorish general. Leader of Moorish Spain at the height of its power near 1000 A.D.

Other Resources

Story Links
Book Links
Conflict Between Moors and Christians in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
Caliph and the Poet  in  Fifty Famous People  by  James Baldwin
Caliph and the Gardener  in  Fifty Famous People  by  James Baldwin
The Great Vizier  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
Western Califate  in  Spain: A History for Young Readers  by  Frederick A. Ober

Image Links

Al Mansour and the gardener
 in Fifty Famous People

The spoils from the capture of Leon brought before Almanzor
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain

The Palace of Almazor at Toledo
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain