The Ornament of the World

Maria Rosa Menocal

£16.99

This evocative account explores the lost history whose legacy and lessons have a powerful resonance in today’s world.

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History > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9780316168717

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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.

 

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm