Averroes

Cordoba impressed me because it celebrated its multi- religious heritage.  Around the corner from the statue of Jewish scholar Maimonides, was this statue to Muslim scholar Averroes.

Averroes was a Muslim lawyer rather than a Jewish physician but, otherwise, the two men were similar.  Averroes was an authority on Aristotle and wrote a significant work called ‘The Incoherence of the Incoherence’.  He, too, was exiled from Cordoba when the Berber dynasty took power and his books were burned.  He died in Marrakesh in Morocco.

It is heartening that the city of Cordoba pays tribute to significant figures from different religious backgrounds.

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