Cover of Avicenna’s (Ibn Sina) manuscript
ARAB INVASION OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA
In 711 A.D. the Arabs invaded Spain; León was conquered around 717 A.D.
Organized under the grand Caliphate of Córdoba the city became the biggest financial, cultural, artistic trade centre of the world.
Arab medicine had become very prestigious and was more cutting-edge than Christian medicine. The knowledge with which Arab medicine contributed was highly valuable, especially in pharmacology.
Out of all Muslim doctors, Dr. Avicen (Ibn Sina) stood out as the greatest instigator of medicine’s great progress.One of his books, the “The Canon of Medicine”, an encyclopedia of 14 volumes, was the principal study book in European Universities until the XVII century.