Enrich Your Travels with Longitude
We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.
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)
- 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.