Undoing the familiar notion of the Middle Ages as a period of religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, Maria Menocal now brings us a portrait of a medieval culture where literature, science, and tolerance flourished for 500 years.
The story begins as a young prince in exile -- the last heir to an Islamic dynasty -- founds a new kingdom on the Iberian peninsula: al-Andalus. Combining the best of what Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures had to offer, al-Andalus and its successors influenced the rest of Europe in dramatic ways, from the death of liturgical Latin and the spread of secular poetry, to remarkable feats in architecture, science, and technology. The glory of the Andalusian kingdoms endured until the Renaissance, when Christian monarchs forcibly converted, executed, or expelled non-Catholics from Spain. In this wonderful book, we can finally explore the lost history whose legacy is still with us in countless ways.
-- The period covered here is extremely relevant to understanding some of today's most terrible conflicts.
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Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0316566888
Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0316566888
Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0316566888
Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110316566888