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Author LinkLowney, Chris.
Title LinkA vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain / Chris Lowney.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Description 320 p. :  ill., maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305) and index.
Contents Contents: Spain before Islam -- The Moors conquer Spain -- Santiago discovered in the field of stars -- Martyr-activists -- The pope who learned math from Muslim Spain -- Europe’s busiest highway -- A Jewish general in a Muslim kingdom -- The frontier -- Charlemagne -- El Cid -- The second Moses and medieval medicine -- Rethinking religion -- A Muslim commentator enlightens Christendom -- Sufism -- The kabbalah -- Fernando III -- A common life shared among three faiths -- Alfonso the learned king -- The end of Spanish Judaism -- Columbus, a new world, and the end of history.
Summary In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Lowney’s book takes us back to a medieval Iberia that prefigured the Renaissance, offering a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, art, and architecture. In 711, a ragtag army of Muslim North Africans conquered Spain and launched Western Europe’s first (and to date only) Islamic state. In 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella vanquished Spain’s last Muslim kingdom, and forced Jews to convert or emigrate. In the years between, Spain’s Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a golden age and distanced Spain from a Europe mired in the Dark Ages. Medieval Spain’s pioneering innovations touched every dimension of Western life.--From publisher description.
Subject LinkSpain -- Civilization -- 711-1516.
LinkSpain -- Ethnic relations.
LinkToleration -- Spain -- History.
LinkMuslims -- Spain -- History.
LinkChristians -- Spain -- History.
LinkJews -- Spain -- History.
LinkSpain -- Religion.
LinkReligions -- Relations.
LinkSpain -- Biography.

System Number 000678152
ISBN Link9780195311914 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0195311914 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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