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The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise


The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
  • Author : Darío Fernández-Morera
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2016-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781504034692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise


The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
  • Author : Darío Fernández-Morera
  • Publisher : Intercollegiate Studies Inst
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 1610170954
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Scholars, journalists, and even 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 Dario Fernandez-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history 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 religious tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life and the marginalization of Christians and other groups--all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its 'multiculturalism' and 'diversity,' Fernandez-Morera sets the historical record straight--showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless"

Kingdoms of Faith


Kingdoms of Faith
  • Author : Brian A. Catlos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-07
  • ISBN : 9781787380035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Convivencia


Convivencia
  • Author : Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher : George Braziller
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001238299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the golden age produced by the mingling of the three cultures in medieval Spain and shows examples of arts and crafts

The Art of Medieval Spain A D 500 1200


The Art of Medieval Spain  A D  500 1200
  • Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780810964334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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