Una auténtica capital cultural. From what is now understood by Europe and around the West known. No nominations, without media awards, sin marketing, without sponsors, without commercial interests, without dark bureaucratic decisions of corrupt politicians. So presented the tenth century Córdoba own right among the cities of the world. As shown, the extraordinary library of Al-Hakam II, their 400.000 volumes, with his clerks who cared for writing, with artists who came from the civilized East. A real cultural center of primer order, extraordinary refinement.
But as happened in other sites of Knowledge, as the Library of Alexandria, weapons, fire, fundamentalisms, the desire for power, destroyed everything leaving only the testimony of the chroniclers of the time… and some scrolls happily preserved. As shown below, conservados en la Biblioteca Al-Qarawiyyin de Fez: