The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Written By Darío Fernández-Morera
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
  • Publsiher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 09 February 2016
  • ISBN : 1504034694
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 9 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise written by Darío Fernández-Morera which was release on 09 February 2016, this book published by Open Road Media. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval 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 Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture 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 tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise
  • Author : Darío Fernández-Morera
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1504034694
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Summary : Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval 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 Darío Fernández-Morera tells the ...

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  • Publisher : Middle Ages
  • Release Date : 2021-03-26
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