- Nov 2010
Most of the muslims in Spain came from..........................................Spain. Same lands, same farmers in most cases, they didn't evaporate. Ruling classes tended to be immigrants although some were Visigothic converted to muslims.the Moors in the lands they came from never developed irrigation. But they come to a land where the Romans built fabulous aqueducts to draw water down from the mountains and they develop it. I conside the Visigoths were not too technically savy, but the Romans who still lived in Spain were very smart people. And one thing about the Romans is, they shared ideas.
The Visigoths may not have been too techinically savvy, but if you look at the timelines, the 'Romans who still lived in Spain' would have been about 100 years old. The integration of Roman and Visigothic hierarchies was a long-evolving process
The most 'Roman' province, if that's what you mean, was La Betica, which is very roughly (very) Andalusia of todayI do have a question here though; was Andalusia the cultural capital of Iberia during classical/pagan period? When (if ever) did Barcelona/Catalon/Aragon overtake Andalusia as the cultural capital of Iberia?