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The Ornament Of The World - Maria Rosa Menocal

The Ornament Of The World

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2003
ISBN: 9780316168717
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 13+ years old

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A rich and thriving culture where literature, science and religious tolerance flourished for 700 years is the subject of this enthralling history of medieval Spain.

Living side by side in the Andalusian kingdoms, the 'peoples of the book' produced statesmen, poets and philosophers who influenced the rest of Europe in dramatic ways, giving it the first translations of Plato and Aristotle, love songs and secular poetry plus remarkable feats of architecture and technology. This evocative account explores the lost history whose legacy and lessons have a powerful resonance in today's world.

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' An illuminating and even inspiring work..By showing us what was lost Menocal reminds us of what might be.' - LOS ANGELES TIMES

List of Mapsp. x
Forewordp. xi
A Note on Transliterations and Non-English Namesp. xv
Beginningsp. 3
A Brief History of a First-Rate Placep. 15
The Palaces of Memoryp. 51
The Mosque and the Palm Treep. 53
Cordobap. 786
Mother Tonguesp. 66
Cordobap. 855
A Grand Vizier, a Grand Cityp. 79
Cordobap. 949
The Gardens of Memoryp. 91
Madinat al-Zahra, South of Cordobap. 1009
Victorious in Exilep. 101
The Battlefield at Argona, Between Cordoba and Granadap. 1041
Love and Its Songsp. 112
Niebla, Just West of Seville, on the Road to Huelva, Augustp. 1064
Barbastro, in the Foothills of the Pyrenees, on the Road to Saragossa, Augustp. 1064
The Church at the Top of the Hillp. 130
Toledop. 1085
An Andalusian in Londonp. 147
Huescap. 1106
Sailing Away, Riding Awayp. 158
Alexandriap. 1140
The Abbot and the Quranp. 174
Clunyp. 1142
Giftsp. 189
Sicilyp. 1236
Cordobap. 1236
Granadap. 1236
Banned in Parisp. 201
Parisp. 1277
Visions of Other Worldsp. 216
Avilap. 1305
Foreign Dignitaries at the Courts of Castilep. 229
Sevillep. 1364
Toledop. 1364
In the Alhambrap. 244
Granadap. 1492
Somewhere in La Mancha 1605p. 253
Epilogue: Andalusian Shardsp. 266
Postscriptp. 282
Other Readingsp. 284
Thanksp. 293
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780316168717
ISBN-10: 0316168718
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd April 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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