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The Resource The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Darío, Fernández-Morera, (electronic book)

The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Darío, Fernández-Morera, (electronic book)

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The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain
Title
The myth of the Andalusian paradise
Title remainder
Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain
Statement of responsibility
Darío, Fernández-Morera
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Language
eng
Summary
Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain--al-Andalus--as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Dar{u2A6F} Fern{u286E}dez-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate's conquest of Spain. Far from a land of tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups--all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its "multiculturalism" and "diversity," Fern{u286E}dez-Morera sets the record straight--showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless
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Fernández-Morera, Darío
Dewey number
305.60946/0902
Index
index present
LC call number
DP302.A5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Spain
  • Islam and politics
  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Jews
  • Religious tolerance
  • Social control
  • Myth
Label
The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Darío, Fernández-Morera, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conquest and Reconquest -- The Effects of the Jihad : The Destruction of a Nascent Civilization -- The Daily Realities of al-Andalus -- The Myth of Umayyad Tolerance : Inquisitions, Beheadings, Impalings, and Crucifixions -- Women in Islamic Spain : Female Circumcision, Stoning, Veils, and Sexual Slavery -- The Truth about the Jewish Community's "Golden Age" -- The Christian Condition : From Dhimmis to Extinction -- Epilogue
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ocn936322742
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
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9781610170956
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Darío, Fernández-Morera, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conquest and Reconquest -- The Effects of the Jihad : The Destruction of a Nascent Civilization -- The Daily Realities of al-Andalus -- The Myth of Umayyad Tolerance : Inquisitions, Beheadings, Impalings, and Crucifixions -- Women in Islamic Spain : Female Circumcision, Stoning, Veils, and Sexual Slavery -- The Truth about the Jewish Community's "Golden Age" -- The Christian Condition : From Dhimmis to Extinction -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn936322742
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781610170956
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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