The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Nov 29, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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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.
  

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Great insight into Arab history. - Goodreads
Great research and well documented. - Goodreads
A great read for a casual introduction to Al-Andalus. - Goodreads

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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

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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

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Contents

List of Maps
ForewordbyHarold Bloom
A Note on Transliterations and NonEnglish Names
The Mosque and the Palm Tree
Mother Tongues
A grand vizier a grand City
The gardens of Memory
Victorious in Exile
Granada 1236
Banned in Paris
Visions of Other Worlds
Foreign Dignitaries at the Courts of Castile
Toledo 1364
In the Alhambra
Somewhere in La Mancha
Andalusian Shards

Love and Its Songs
Barbastro in the Foothills of the Pyrenees on the Road to Saragossa August 1064
The Church at the Top of the Hill
An Andalusian in London
Sailing Away Riding Away
The Abbot and the Quran
Gifts
Cordoba 1236
Postscript
Other Readings
Thanks
The Ornament of the World
A conversation with Maria Rosa Menocal
Questions and topics for discussion
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About the author (2009)

Maria Rosa Menocal is R. Selden Rose Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and head of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. She lives in New Haven, CT.

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