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Moorish Spain - help!

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Post by Margaret » Sat January 10th, 2009, 4:49 am

Thanks for setting us straight, MLE. One thing I love about this forum - if I get a little sloppy with my generalizations, someone is sure to follow up with the necessary fine-tuning.

Someone did a study on Wikipedia and found that its accuracy actually beat out one of the best-known encylopedias (I forget which one). I use Wikipedia as a starting point for research and avoid relying on it as a sole source (as I would with any encyclopedia), but for quick and generally reliable answers to basic questions, it really can't be beat. I love it!
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Post by annis » Sat January 10th, 2009, 6:41 pm

I agree. Wikipedia is a wonderful resource, and often articles are amply supplied with references and further information which means you have the option of checking veracity and following up original material. As with any research, though, it doesn't ever pay to rely on only one source, but to see a Wiki article as an excellent starting point.

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Post by Jack » Wed September 9th, 2009, 7:34 pm

The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour has a large presence in medieval Spain.

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