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The Resource Kingdoms of faith : a new history of Islamic Spain, Brian A. Catlos

Kingdoms of faith : a new history of Islamic Spain, Brian A. Catlos

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Kingdoms of faith : a new history of Islamic Spain
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Kingdoms of faith
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a new history of Islamic Spain
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Brian A. Catlos
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eng
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"The history of Islamic Spain remains central to popular understandings of Europe's past and present. In Kingdoms of Faith, the acclaimed historian Brian Catlos rewrites this fascinating era from the ground up, bringing to vivid life the violence, religious passions, and cultural and scientific achievements that characterized Spain under Muslim rule, while at the same time offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Catlos opens in the 7th century with the founding of Islam, charting the bloody expansion of Muslim domains spearheaded by Muhammed's ambitious successors. Within a hundred years, the Western thrust of the Muslim conquest had crossed the narrow sea between North Africa and the rock of Gibraltar; the society they established south of the Pyrenees would endure for nearly one thousand years. Scholars and the public alike too often interpret this era in the context of the political and religious conflicts that divide the modern Middle East. Depending on our politics, Catlos argues, we imagine Muslim Spain either as a romantic golden age of peaceful toleration, or as a period when the Christians of the Iberian Peninsula suffered under merciless Muslim rulers. Avoiding both nostalgia and polemic, Catlos explores in astonishing detail the complex relations among this hybrid society's religious communities. He reveals, above all, that religious identity was only one factor among many that shaped personal identity. The glories of Islamic Spain--in mathematics, theology, astronomy, textiles and more--spread far and wide, shaping the societies of the Mediterranean basin and helping create the foundation for European ascendance"--
Summary
"The history of Islamic Spain remains central to popular understandings of Europe's past and present. In Kingdoms of Faith, the acclaimed historian Brian Catlos rewrites this fascinating era from the ground up, bringing to vivid life the violence, religious passions, and cultural and scientific achievements that characterized Spain under Muslim rule, while at the same time offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Catlos opens in the 7th century with the founding of Islam, charting the bloody expansion of Muslim domains spearheaded by Muhammed's ambitious successors. Within a hundred years, the Western thrust of the Muslim conquest had crossed the narrow sea between North Africa and the rock of Gibraltar; the society theyestablished south of the Pyrenees would endure for nearly one thousand years. Scholars and the public alike too often interpret this era in the context of the political and religious conflicts that divide the modern Middle East. Depending on our politics, Catlos argues, we imagine Muslim Spain either as a romantic golden age of peaceful toleration, or as a period when the Christians of the Iberian Peninsula suffered under merciless Muslim rulers. Avoiding both nostalgia and polemic, Catlos explores in astonishing detail the complex relations among this hybrid society's religious communities. He reveals, above all, that religious identity was only one factor among many that shaped personal identity. The glories of Islamic Spain--in mathematics, theology, astronomy, textiles and more--spread far and wide, shaping the societies of the Mediterranean basin and helping create the foundation for European ascendance"--
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Catlos, Brian A
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946/.02
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Muslims
  • Spain
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Muslims
  • Spain
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adult
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a new history of Islamic spain
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Kingdoms of faith : a new history of Islamic Spain, Brian A. Catlos
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1003304619
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 482 pages
Isbn
9780465055876
Lccn
2017045534
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1003304619
Label
Kingdoms of faith : a new history of Islamic Spain, Brian A. Catlos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1003304619
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 482 pages
Isbn
9780465055876
Lccn
2017045534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1003304619

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