Andalusian Women in History

This post is a collection of a series of posts that I prepared for my facebook page on the occasion of the 8th of March, the International Working Women’s Day. My purpose was just to bring the history of, mainly, anonymous women who are rarely remembered because they were women and normally from low social classes. Puellae Gaditanae in Roman period “Do you expect Cadiz … Continue reading Andalusian Women in History

Christmas lunch

This a gastronomic post about Christmas lunch in my family and it also brings content about Andalusian gastronomy at large. I know Christmas is off-topic now. But Christmas period does not end until the 6th of January, Day of the Three Wise Men, when children receive their presents. And grown-ups too, of course. Some families give presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, but my family is … Continue reading Christmas lunch

Night of the Witches

Halloween is not a traditional celebration in my country, but recently it has become very popular for young people and children. The night of 31st of October is now very usual to hear children knocking on the doors and saying “trick or treat” (truco o trato in Spanish). Many of them are dressed as witches. So this time I would like to talk about some … Continue reading Night of the Witches

The original Enlightenment

The title of this post is also the title of an article written by Emilio Gonzalez Ferrín in the book “Critical Muslim: Reclaiming Al-Andalus” (2013). He is a professor in the University of Seville and he also wrote “General History of Al-Andalus”. He defends the idea that the official version of the European Enlightenment is just a social construct built by the creationists of the … Continue reading The original Enlightenment

The Andalusian Language

A few days ago I was drinking a beer with one of my colleagues and his group after finishing a walking tour around the historic center of Seville. One of his customers asked him about the way Andalusian people speak. He asked if it is a different accent, a dialect or a language different from Spanish. So my colleague answered it is just an accent and … Continue reading The Andalusian Language