This is intresting...One that I often wonder about is what if Muslims had conquered Europe in the middle ages.
Would Muslim explorers have sailed west to find a passage to the east? Muslim navigators were some of the most advanced of the time, so my guess is that they would have.
Would Muslims have conquered the Americas? ?Given their track record, I believe that they would have.
So we could've had a world were Islam controlled all of North and South America, along with Europe, Africa, and Much of Asia. Probably only India and the far East would remain non-Muslim.
Interesting to think that in some alternate universe we may be typing in Arabic wondering what would have happened if Christians had stoped the spread of Islam into Europe.[/b]
Yes, at least in the Iberian Peninsula. The Arabic Invasion started at 711 and remained until the 12th century. The first Portuguese King, was not just the king that gave birth to this country, he was also the one that reconquest the territory to the Arabs.One that I often wonder about is what if Muslims had conquered Europe in the middle ages.
They were very advanced. Portuguese sailors used the knowledge they gained with the Arabic sailors and use them to discover the passage by sea to India. Here are some of those instruments:Would Muslim explorers have sailed west to find a passage to the east? Muslim navigators were some of the most advanced of the time, so my guess is that they would have.
Yes, always. But I never understood this alliance, because we don't have that much in common, but the truth is that it exists and as brought really good things for both countries.Has portugal always remained catholic? I wonder this because Portugal is one of Britains oldest allies and I thought it might be strange for England to be so close to a catholic nation during the early years.