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Seville was started as the Roman metropolis of Hispalis, and was recognized as Ishbiliya immediately after the Muslim conquest in 712. Through the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before turning out to be the impartial Taifa of Seville later on it was dominated by the Muslim Almoravids and the Almohads right up until lastly currently being incorporated into the Christian Kingdom of Castile under Ferdinand III in 1248.
Following the discovery of the Americas, Seville became 1 of the financial centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the initial circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European background, the 17th century in Seville represented the most excellent flowering of the city’s culture then began a gradual financial and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz.