Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for The ornament of the world  : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain

The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain

By: Menocal, Maria Rosa

0316168718 / 9780316168717
Paperback
03/07/2003
Stock expected by 21/04/2021
United States
21 cm xvi, 315 p. : maps
general  Learn More academic/professional/technical

A rich and thriving culture where literature, science and religious tolerance flourished for 700 years is the subject of this enthralling history of medieval Spain. Living side by side in the Andalusian kingdoms, the 'peoples of the book' produced statesmen, poets and philosophers who influenced the rest of Europe in dramatic ways, giving it the first translations of Plato and Aristotle, love songs and secular poetry plus remarkable feats of architecture and technology. This evocative account explores the lost history whose legacy and lessons have a powerful resonance in today's world.

BIC:

1DSE Spain, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, HBJD European history, HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, HRAF Interfaith relations

Our price£11.19
RRP £13.99
Save 20%