The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain / María Rosa Menocal ; [foreword by Harold Bloom]

Author(s): Menocal, Maria Rosa
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Subjects: Toleration--Spain--History
Spain--Civilization--Islamic influences
Spain--Ethnic relations
Europe--Civilization--Arab influences
Europe--Civilization--Spanish influences
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Back Bay paperback ed
Published: New York : Back Bay Books, 2002
LC Classification: D, DP
Physical Description: xvi, 315 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2002090675
ISBN: 0316168718 (pbk)
ISBN: 9780316168717 (pbk)
ISBN: 0316566888 (hbk)
ISBN: 9780316566889 (hbk)
Includes a reading group guide in back of book
Summary: This history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-292) and index
Contents: Beginnings -- A brief history of a first-rate place -- The palaces of memory -- The mosque and the palm tree -- Mother tongues -- A grand vizier, a grand city -- The gardens of memory -- Victorious in exile -- Love and its songs -- The church at the top of the hill -- An Andalusian in London -- Sailing away, riding away -- The abbot and the Quran -- Gifts -- Banned in Paris -- Visions of other worlds -- Foreign dignitaries at the courts of Castile -- In the Alhambra -- Somewhere in La Mancha -- Epilogue: Andalusian shards
King library copy: purchased with monies from Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
Donation Info: Donor : Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
OCLC Number: 183353253
ISBN/ISSN: 0316168718