The Ornament of the World

The Ornament of the World

How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created A Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

Book - 2002
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Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2002
Edition: 1st Back Bay paperback ed
Branch Call Number: 946.02 M547o
Characteristics: 315 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm


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Mar 20, 2017

A great book about the cultural history of Spain, specifically, and Europe, generally, rectifying the whitewashing, so to speak, that has erased from the popular imagination the Jews and the Muslims who preceded the Barbarians and lastly, Christians, of the Iberian Peninsula. The history also shows that religious intolerance among the surviving traditions is a modern problem that did not belong to medieval Spain.

danieljharari Jan 02, 2015

A primary reader for knowledge of Sephardim. Maria Rose Menocal provides a gateway to world unknown and unexplored to many.


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