Doesn't sound good to me....(Maimonides, for example, wrote a famous letter where he said even the Jews of Yemen had it so much better than the poor non-Muslim inhabitants of Andalusia).
Didn't Maimonides write that letter after the apex of Cordoba's culture, and during it's decline?
In 1013, the Berbers lay seige
to Cordoba and the city entered into a process of gradual decline, marked by occasional periods of glory. In later years, another famous native of Cordoba, Moses Maimonides, would flee the city, forced out by the ferocity of Almohade persecutions. In 1236 Cordoba was reconquered by the Christians and the community was labeled a "scandal against Christianity." Ferdinand and Isabella used Cordoba as their headquarters when they waged war against the remaining Moors in Granada, and the tribunal of the Inquisition established in Cordoba was especially cruel. Many Conversos were martyred during the 1480's. In 1483, Jews were exiled from Andalusia.