FIVE MINUTES to READ pages 16 and WATCH picture in pag. 17.
VOCABULARY Irrigation give water to land Crops cultivos Craftwork artesanía Ivory marfil
1.6. Economy and Society in Al- Andalus 1.6.1. Economics Activity –Al-Andalus had a prosperous economy. Most of them worked in agriculture. The main crops were cereals, grapes (vid) and olives –The Muslims introduced innovations, which had long-lasting consequences They developed irrigation techniques: a network of mills (red de canales, acequias). Production increased They introduced new crops: cotton, rice, continues
1.6. Economy and Society in Al- Andalus (…continuation) –In the cities, high quality craftwork was produced: ceramics, leather goods, gold and silverwork… –The Muslims also made wonderful wooden furniture and ivory bottles –Al-Andalus were an active centre of trade. They sell these products and bought slaves and gold –Coins: Dinar: gold coin Dirhem: silver coin
1.6. Economy and Society in Al- Andalus 1.6.2. Social organization –After conquering Muslims were tolerant towards Christians and Jews. –The most powerful group was formed by the conquerors and their descendants: Arabs: had the best land, and were in charge of government Berbers were more numerous, but had fewer privileges. They sometimes rebelled continues
1.6. Economy and Society in Al- Andalus (…continuation) –The rest of the population was organised according to religious criteria: Muladies: Christians who changed their religion and became Muslims. Some did this to avoid taxes Mozarabs: Christians who continue being Christians although they live under Muslims governments. Jews: they have money and pay too many taxes. Jewish districts were usually in a separate part of the city
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ACTIVITIES Copy in your paper the names that appear in the picture in pag. 17 and write a short definition for each of them