The Legacy of Muslim Spain
Score: 5
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The Legacy of Muslim Spain


  • Author : Salma Khadra Jayyusi
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9004095993


The Legacy of Muslim Spain Book Description :

The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took. This volume is the first ever in any language to deal in a really comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilisation in medieval Spain....

Kingdoms of Faith
Score: 4
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Kingdoms of Faith


  • Author : Brian A. Catlos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781787380035


Kingdoms of Faith Book Description :

Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain either as a paradise of enlightened tolerance, or as the site where civilisations clashed. Award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos taps a wide array of original sources to paint a more complex picture, showing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews together built a sophisticated civilisation that transformed the Western world, even as they waged relentless war against each other and amongst themselves. Religion was often the language of conflict, but seldom its cause--a lesson we would do well to learn in our own time.Kingdoms of Faith rewrites Spain's Islamic past from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendour of al-Andalus and the many forces that shaped it....

Muslim Spain and Portugal
Score: 3
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Muslim Spain and Portugal


  • Author : Hugh Kennedy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317870401


Muslim Spain and Portugal Book Description :

This is the first study in English of the political history of Muslim Spain and Portugal, based on Arab sources. It provides comprehensive coverage of events across the whole of the region from 711 to the fall of Granada in 1492. Up till now the history of this region has been badly neglected in comparison with studies of other states in medieval Europe. When considered at all, it has been largely written from Christian sources and seen in terms of the Christian Reconquest. Hugh Kennedy raises the profile of this important area, bringing the subject alive with vivid translations from Arab sources. This will be fascinating reading for historians of medieval Europe and for historians of the middle east drawing out the similarities and contrasts with ot...

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
Score: 3
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The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise


  • Author : Darío Fernández-Morera
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781504034692


The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise Book Description :

Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of tolerance, Isla...

Muslim Spain Reconsidered

Muslim Spain Reconsidered


  • Author : Richard Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780748678297


Muslim Spain Reconsidered Book Description :

"e;This introduction to Muslim Spain covers the period from 711 to1502, giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made it a unique and successful society, and of its powerful legacy in the formation of modern Spain. Using a chronological framework and pushing the main historical developments to the forefront, the author keeps in view the shifting social patterns caused by the changing balance between town and country, major and minor dynasties, foreign groupings and repeated invasions from North Africa. He also includes discussion of topics such as inter-faith relations, multi-ethnic competing groups, and how intellectual life was enriched by pluralism and influence from abroad. "e;...

Al Andalus

Al Andalus


  • Author : Jerrilynn Denise Dodds
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release Date : 1992-01
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780870996368


Al Andalus Book Description :

From 711 when they arrived on the Iberian Peninsula until 1492 when scholars contribute a wide-ranging series of essays and catalogue entries which are fully companion to the 373 illustrations (324 in color) of the spectacular art and architecture of the nearly vanished culture. 91/2x121/2 they were expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella, the Muslims were a powerful force in al-Andalus, as they called the Iberian lands they controlled. This awe-inspiring volume, which accompanies a major exhibition presented at the Alhambra in Granada and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is devoted to the little-known artistic legacy of Islamic Spain, revealing the value of these arts as part of an autonomous culture and also as a presence with deep significan...

Muslim Spain Reconsidered

Muslim Spain Reconsidered


  • Author : Richard Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748678310


Muslim Spain Reconsidered Book Description :

Covers the period from 711 to1502, giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made Muslim Spain a unique and successful society, and of its powerful legacy in the formation of modern Spain....

Colonial al Andalus

Colonial al Andalus


  • Author : Eric Calderwood
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674985797


Colonial al Andalus Book Description :

Through state-backed Catholicism, monolingualism, militarism, and dictatorship, Spain’s fascists earned their reputation for intolerance. It may therefore come as a surprise that 80,000 Moroccans fought at General Franco’s side in the 1930s. What brought these strange bedfellows together, Eric Calderwood argues, was a highly effective propaganda weapon: the legacy of medieval Muslim Iberia, known as al-Andalus. This legacy served to justify Spain’s colonization of Morocco and also to define the Moroccan national culture that supplanted colonial rule. Writers of many political stripes have celebrated convivencia, the fabled “coexistence” of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in medieval Iberia. According to this widely-held view, modern Spain and...