Oh, Europe

Episode 3: The islamic Occident

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.


WRITER: Sabine Klauser      DIRECTOR: Martin Carazo Mendez, Christel Fomm, Christian Twente      PRESENTER: Annette Frier, Antonia de Rendinger      CAMERA: Martin Christ, Michael Kern, Roland Breitschuh, Marc Riemer   EDITOR:: Dieter Dehn, Benedikt Meyer-Schwickerath     MUSIC: Paul Rabiger      NARRATOR: Simon Roden      COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Olaf Grunert (ZDF/ARTE), Martin Pieper (ZDF/ARTE), Stefan Brauburger (ZDF/ZDFinfo)