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Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Highly readable take on Andalusian history -- wished I had known about this book when I was taking World Literature. Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Destinie - Goodreads

Maria Rosa Menocal, of Blessed Memory, added a crucial work to the body of community cooperation literature which should be read by all. One of her comments which I found distressing (17 June, 2013 ... Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I've long wanted to visit the Alhambra, one of the greatest remaining traces of the Islamic culture that once flourished in Spain. After reading this book, I want to visit all the more. al-Andalus as ... Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

Once I decided to ignore her overuse of the word "polity" I enjoyed this read. If only we could return to the days when all three religions "of the book" could be so tolerant of each other! From ... Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Mary Craven - Goodreads

The third book of the Muslin Journey. Another excellent history of the world outside of what we learned in Western Civ. Having read histories of the unification of Christian Spain and expulsion of the Moors, it was most interesting to read a history from the other prospective. Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Bethe - Goodreads

Rich in history of the true renaissance. Not taught in school. We can learn much about religous tolerance from this time. Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Liliana - Goodreads

I enjoyed this "novelistic" history of the Moors in Spain and their contributions to world knowledge. At times there were so many names, places and people that it is hard to remember it all. Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This is an intense recap of the several hundred years in southern Spain that the three monotheistic religions not only tolerated each other (for the most part) but together contributed to the world's ... Read full review

Review: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

User Review  - Jim Wilson - Goodreads

An absolute pure joy to read. An insightful look into a period and place in history that is typically glossed over or ignored in the popular mind. Based on my past education in political theory and ... Read full review

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