MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF KUFA
DOUBTS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ANDALUSIA (LUXURY AND EXTRAVAGANCE ARE AMONG THE REASONS FOR THE FALL OF ANDALUSIA 897 AH 1492 AD)
Received: 30.04.2021; Revised: 29.06.2021, Accepted: 28.07.2021, Published Online: 18.08.2021
Dr. Ayad Kadhim Hadi Jalo
Assistant Teacher, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Kufa, Iraq
When you look at previous civilizations, in short, you look at the extravagance and luxury that you left and what those great evidences that fascinate you when you look at them are originally the products of the extravagance and luxury that those civilizations lived in. On the other hand, it is a beginning that appeared in almost all civilizations, and it is a sign of the collapse of that civilization. From the course of history, we see that civilizations originate from relatively poor places, but in most cases, they come from places that suffer from the difficulty and hardship of living life in most civilizations. The invasions started from poor Bedouin areas to the factors of luxury life. Perhaps it is not paradoxical to find that the first founders of those civilizations and those authorities were known for their miserliness, arrogance, simplicity, and asceticism from worldly pleasures.
The growth in the love of pleasures in civilization is a natural and understandable thing because of the abundance that results from the factors of invasion founding that civilization and which guarantees the control of that group coming from a poor environment over the capabilities and capabilities of areas that are richer in terms of financial and wealth and richness at the level of civilization and the desire to enjoy life and live its pleasures. From the foregoing, we note that the effects of luxury and extravagance do not appear in the beginnings of civilizations, but rather appear when those civilizations are settled and reassured from external tendencies and internal challenges and the emergence of a class of rulers who cut and slough off their historical origin and move away from the cultural pattern of their ancestors, which is usually simple or nomadic and lacks the necessities of life The well-off will soon immerse himself in the pleasures afforded him by civilization or the power he has gained through conquest and domination. Andalusia is hardly an exception to this historical and socio-political rule, but it is almost more evident in Andalusia. You hardly read about the signs of extravagance and luxury in the Andalusian state or authority, and they are only a few pages or papers until you read the fall of that authority, state, state, emirates, or whatever it is.
Without prolongation, this is very logical. We may note, even in our current world, that extravagance and luxury are costly, and in fact, they consume the most of the resources available to the state. Considering that extravagance and luxury are a rule, priority and advantage for those in charge of the matter, this means a continuation of a significant increase in expenses with what is called today and the terminology of specialists in budget and management, operating expenses, which are expenses that do not develop, but rather maintain the situation as it is at best, meaning that they are fixed expenses trying to Maintaining the status quo, this increase in expenses causes two main problems.