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

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

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The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain
Title
The ornament of the world
Title remainder
how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain
Statement of responsibility
María Rosa Menocal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Undoing the familiar notion of the Middle Ages as a period of religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, Menocal brings us a portrait of a medieval culture where literature, science, and tolerance flourished for 500 years. The story begins as a young prince in exile--the last heir to an Islamic dynasty--founds a new kingdom on the Iberian peninsula: al-Andalus. Combining the best of what Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures had to offer, al-Andalus and its successors influenced the rest of Europe in dramatic ways, from the death of liturgical Latin and the spread of secular poetry, to remarkable feats in architecture, science, and technology. The glory of the Andalusian kingdoms endured until the Renaissance, when Christian monarchs forcibly converted, executed, or expelled non-Catholics from Spain
Cataloging source
DLC
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Menocal, Maria Rosa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toleration
  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Jews
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Europe
Label
The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain, María Rosa Menocal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-292) 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
Control code
51163915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316566889
Lccn
2002512742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The ornament of the world : how Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain, María Rosa Menocal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-292) 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
Control code
51163915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316566889
Lccn
2002512742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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