The Resource The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera

The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera

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The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain
Title
The myth of the Andalusian paradise
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Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain
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Dario Fernandez-Morera
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Language
eng
Summary
"Scholars, journalists, and even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled mediaeval Spain--'al-Andalus'--as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Dario Fernandez-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate's conquest of Spain. Far from a land of religious tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life and the marginalisation of Christians and other groups--all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of mediaeval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its 'multiculturalism' and 'diversity,' Fernandez-Morera sets the historical record straight--showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless"--
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DLC
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946.02
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera
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The myth of the Andalusian paradise : Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule in medieval Spain, Dario Fernandez-Morera
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Formerly CIP.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-348) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conquest and Reconquest -- The Effects of the Jihad : The Destruction of a Nascent Civilization -- The Daily Realities of al-Andalus -- The Myth of Umayyad Tolerance : Inquisitions, Beheadings, Impalings, and Crucifixions -- Women in Islamic Spain : Female Circumcision, Stoning, Veils, and Sexual Slavery -- The Truth about the Jewish Community's "Golden Age" -- The Christian Condition : From Dhimmis to Extinction -- Epilogue
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000056762451
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24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 358 pages
Isbn
9781610170956
Lccn
2015042615
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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YBP11526311
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(OCoLC)867603665

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