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The Resource The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera

The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera

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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
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Dario Fernandez-Morera
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historians, journalists, and even politicians uphold the Muslim kingdom in 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 popular account: it is a myth In this groundbreaking new book, Northwestern University scholar Dario Fernandez-Morera tells the full story of Islamic rule in medieval Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that historians have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Muslim's violent conquest of Spain. Far from promoting peace and religious tolerance, Muslim rulers maintained their power for centuries through brute force. Fernandez-Morera documents the many ways in which Islamic rule led to religious and cultural repression - including the subjugation of Spain's Christian population. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of medieval Spain, proving that the Muslims were not, in fact, benevolent rulers. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to romanticise the Islamic occupation, Fernandez Morera sets the historical record straight - showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless
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StDuBDS
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Fernandez-Morera, Dario,
Index
index present
LC call number
DP302.F36.1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religious tolerance
  • Islam and politics
  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Jews
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Spain
Target audience
specialized
Label
The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera
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Publication
Note
Includes index and dustjacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
BDZ0022988587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 358 pages
Isbn
9781610170956
Lccn
2015042615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera
Publication
Note
Includes index and dustjacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
BDZ0022988587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 358 pages
Isbn
9781610170956
Lccn
2015042615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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