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The Ornament of the World

The Ornament of the World

How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Europe / Spain & Portugal

On Sale: April 2nd 2003

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9780316168717

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Reader Reviews


"It is no exaggeration that what we presumptuously call 'Western' culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment...This book partly restores to us a world we have lost."
Christopher Hitchens, The Nation
"Engaging and accessible...This study of medieval Spain shows that a powerful Islamic society and its committed Christian opponents were once capable of contending in arms, for mastery of a rich territory, without losing their sense of mutual respect...It is a valuable contribution."
Stephen Schwartz, National Review
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