A clear, intelligently-written guide to a crucial period of Spanish history Written in the same tradition as John Julius Norwich's engrossing accounts of Venice and Byzantium, Richard Fletcher's Moorish Spain entertains even as it enlightens. He tells the story of a vital period in Spanish history which transformed the culture and society, not only of Spain, but of the rest of Europe as well. Moorish influence transformed the architecture, art, literature and learning and Fletcher combines this analysis with a crisp account of the wars, politics and sociological changes of the time.
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Richard Fletcher is a specialist in medieval history and teaches at the University of York. He is a fellow fo the Royal Historical Society.From Library Journal:
Fletcher, author of the well-received The Quest for El Cid ( LJ 3/1/90), intends his new work to be an introduction to the culture and history of Moorish Spain. He has written for the traveler who wants more background than the average guidebook provides or for anyone who wants a thoroughgoing overview of the subject. Fletcher uses translations from Moorish poetry and historical anecdotes to illuminate a significant period in European history, arguing that Moorish Spain acted as a channel through which the philosophical and scientific works of the Islamic world passed to European Christendom. One example given by Fletcher is the development of Thomist philosophy, which sought to reconcile revelation and reason. The Moorish philosopher Averroes, whose treatises on Aristotle had attempted such a reconciliation of philosophy and religion in an Islamic context, was cited by St. Thomas Aquinas 503 times. This is recommended for public and academic libraries.
- Robert Andrews, Duluth P.L., Minn.
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007288161
Descripción Phoenix, London, 1994. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 16 pp b/w illustrations, no inscriptions, unmarked, spine not creased, corners slightly curled. We post daily Mon-Sat. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 009971
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson London, 1992. 183 pages Book in very good condition. 9780297812418 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 660. Nº de ref. de la librería 456330
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 8vo. 183 pp. ink inscription on front end paper, very good in original black cloth gilt, light bump bottom spine, very good in very good dustwrapper, light shelfwear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 30928
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1992, 1992. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 184pp, b/w illusts, fine hardback & dustwrapper This book offers an introduction to Islamic Spain between the Berger invasion of the early 8th century and the expulsion of the Moriscos in the early 17th century. Nº de ref. de la librería 123574