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The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

by Maria Rosa Menocal  •  Harold Bloom (Introduction)

  • RELIGION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

In a series of historical vignettes highlighting the cultural achievements and religious tolerance of the Andalucian kingdom, Professor Menocal presents a portrait of a golden era in Spain during Europe's Dark Ages, from the eighth century until the repression of non-Christians in 1492. Menocal argues that because of this period of relative stability and peaceful coexistence between the three faiths, the arts and sciences flourished, prefiguring the Renaissance.  (SPN185, $16.00)


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