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A vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain, Chris Lowney

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A vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain
Title
A vanished world
Title remainder
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain
Statement of responsibility
Chris Lowney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowney, Chris
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Toleration
  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Jews
  • Spain
  • Religions
  • Spain
Label
A vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain, Chris Lowney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm65425887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195311914
Lccn
2006010694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195311914
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A vanished world : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain, Chris Lowney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm65425887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195311914
Lccn
2006010694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195311914
Other physical details
ill., maps

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