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

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Title: Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
Author: Maria Rosa Menocal
ISBN: 9780316168717
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: 2003
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
This classic bestseller -- the inspiration for the PBS series -- is an "illuminating and even inspiring" portrait of medieval Spain that explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance (Los Angeles Times).

This enthralling history, widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where for more than seven centuries Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and where literature, science, and the arts flourished.

"It is no exaggeration to say that what we presumptuously call 'Western' culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment...This book partly restores a world we have lost." --Christopher Hitchens, The Nation