Oh, Europe

Episode 3: The Islamic Western World

We might think of the Western World as being Christian, but Islam has always been part of Europe. The Arab kingdom of Al-Andalus on the Iberian peninsula has existed for almost 1000 years. This is where science and philosophy started to flourish. But religious fanaticism and the Holy War unleash a new wave of violence. And another force starts to determine life. For the first time, the economy unites our continent – across all borders.