The story of Islamic Spain

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Author: Syed Azizur Rahman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The author of this book, feels that only a few books cover the entire period of eight centuries of Muslim presence in the Iberian Peninsula. This book attempts to cover the entire period from Tariq s landing in Spain to the expulsion of the Muslims in the first decade of the 17th century. Part II of the book covers in detail the Hispano-Muslim culture.

A History of Islamic Spain

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Author: Professor W Montgomery Watt,Pierre Cachia

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202309361

Category: History

Page: 183

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The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European civilization--from the collapse of the Visigoths in the eighth century to the fall of Granada in the fifteenth, and considers Spain's importance as a part of the Islamic empire. Particular attention is given to the golden period of economic and political stability achieved under the Umayyads. Without losing themselves in detail and without sacrificing complexity, the authors discuss the political, social, and economic continuity in Islamic Spain, or al-Andalus, in light of its cultural and intellectual effects upon the rest of Europe. Medieval Christianity, Watt points out, found models of scholarship in the Islamic philosophers and adapted the idea of holy war to its own purposes while the final reunification of Spain under the aegis of the Reconquista played a significant role in bringing Europe out of the Middle Ages. A survey essential to anyone seeking a more complete knowledge of European or Islamic history, the volume also includes sections on literature and philology by Pierre Cachia. This series of "Islamic surveys" is designed to give the educated reader something more than can be found in the usual popular books. Each work undertakes to survey a special part of the field, and to show the present stage of scholarship here. Where there is a clear picture this will be given; but where there are gaps, obscurities and differences of opinion, these will also be indicated. Full and annotated bibliographies will afford guidance to those who want to pursue their studies further. There will also be some account of the nature and extent of the source material. The series is addressed in the first place to the educated reader, with little or no previous knowledge of the subject; its character is such that it should be of value also to university students and others whose interest is of a more professional kind.

Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

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Author: L. P. Harvey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226319652

Category: History

Page: 462

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On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian government with an excuse—or justification, as its leaders saw things—to embark on the systematic elimination of the Islamic presence from Spain, as well as from the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, over the next hundred years. Picking up at the end of his earlier classic study, Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500— which described the courageous efforts of the followers of Islam to preserve their secular, as well as sacred, culture in late medieval Spain—L. P. Harvey chronicles here the struggles of the Moriscos. These forced converts to Christianity lived clandestinely in the sixteenth century as Muslims, communicating in aljamiado— Spanish written in Arabic characters. More broadly, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, tells the story of an early modern nation struggling to deal with diversity and multiculturalism while torn by the fanaticism of the Counter-Reformation on one side and the threat of Ottoman expansion on the other. Harvey recounts how a century of tolerance degenerated into a vicious cycle of repression and rebellion until the final expulsion in 1614 of all Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula. Retold in all its complexity and poignancy, this tale of religious intolerance, political maneuvering, and ethnic cleansing resonates with many modern concerns. Eagerly awaited by Islamist and Hispanist scholars since Harvey's first volume appeared in 1990, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, will be compulsory reading for student and specialist alike. “The year’s most rewarding historical work is L. P. Harvey’s Muslims in Spain 1500 to 1614, a sobering account of the various ways in which a venerable Islamic culture fell victim to Christian bigotry. Harvey never urges the topicality of his subject on us, but this aspect inevitably sharpens an already compelling book.”—Jonathan Keats, Times Literary Supplement

Homage to al-Andalus

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

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Author: Michael B. Barry

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0956038352

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Islamic forces in 711 AD and the Islamic presence continued in this part of Europe for 900 years. This presence left an indelible stamp in Spain and Portugal. How did all this come about? In this engaging book Michael Barry tells the story of al-Andalus, its rise to splendour and sophistication and its decline. Richly illustrated with outstanding photographs, it shows the achievements of this extraordinary time. Written in an accessible form, this book sets out the fascinating events from the conquest up to the final expulsion of the people of al-Andalus from Spain, a tale which has resonance with events happening today. It is a book which is essential for those interested in history, for those who want to know this absorbing story and for those who wish to travel in Spain and experience the remarkable legacy of al-Andalus.

Orientalismus

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Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

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The Story of the Moors in Spain

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Author: Stanley Lane-Poole,Arthur Gilman

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616404310

Category: History

Page: 314

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The Story of the Moors in Spain is a history of the Moorish Empire in Andalusia, chronicling the rise and fall of the Islamic empire, and with it the stymie of a "civilized and enlightened State." Author Stanley Lane-Poole catalogues the art, architecture, religion, science, and industry that flourished with the establishment of the Muslim regime in Spain. A rare non-Christian history from the 19th century, students and researchers alike should cherish this classic text, included here with original illustrations.Born in 1854 in London, England, STANLEY LANE-POOLE was a British historian, orientalist, and archaeologist. Lane-Poole worked in the British Museum from 1874 to 1892, thereafter researching Egyptian archaeology in Egypt. From 1897 to 1904 he was a professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. Before his death in 1931, Lane-Poole authored dozens of books, including the first book of the Arabic-English Lexicon started by his uncle, E.W. Lane.

Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704026

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

Rechts blinken, links abbiegen

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Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993371

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?

Des Mauren letzter Seufzer

Roman

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641112664

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Fabelhaft: Rushdie entführt in eine wunderbar fremde, farbige Welt und schreibt gleichzeitig eine Chronik Indiens Moraes Zogoiby, genannt Moor, ist der letzte Spross einer indischen Gewürzhändlerdynastie – und ein erfahrener Geschichtenerzähler. Auf seinem Weg von Indien ins spanische Exil erzählt er die Geschichte seiner Familie. Eine Geschichte, die von erbitterten Fehden, von unheilvollen Verwünschungen und Leidenschaften, vom Glanz und Untergang eines Familienimperiums handelt und gleichzeitig eine Chronik des modernen Indiens ist.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

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Author: Darío Fernández-Morera

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034694

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.

Die Niederlage der politischen Vernunft

Wie wir die Errungenschaften der Aufklärung verspielen

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Author: Egon Flaig

Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR

ISBN: 3866746474

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Dass menschenrechtliche Prinzipien universal sein sollen, ist ein Gebot der Vernunft, das uns die Aufklärung auferlegt hat. Indes, wie sind die Erfordernisse dieses Universalismus zu erfüllen in der jeweiligen konkreten Weltlage? Das vermag uns nur eine politische Vernunft zu sagen, welche sich – anders als Kants praktische Vernunft – in Zeithorizonten bewegt. Aber eben diese Vernunft verliert heute rasch Terrain an antiuniversalistische Theorien, die kulturelle Sonderrechte propagieren und verfälschte Vergangenheiten produzieren. Dabei gerät die gute Gesinnung zum Maßstab des Handelns und die Entrüstung zum Mittel geistiger Auseinandersetzung. Um zu ermessen, was hierbei auf dem Spiel steht, verlangt Egon Flaig geistesgeschichtliche Rückbesinnung. Er fragt zum einen, welche Diskurse eine antiuniversalistische Einstellung legitimiert und vorangetrieben haben; und er erörtert zum anderen, weshalb die politische Vernunft auf historische Verankerung angewiesen ist. Denn allein aus einem kulturellen Gedächtnis heraus, das sich der Aufklärung verpflichtet weiß, gewinnen wir die Orientierung für politisches Handeln im Geiste eines emanzipatorischen Universalismus.

An Illustrated History of Islam

The Story of Islamic Religion, Culture and Civilization, from the Time of the Prophet to the Modern Day, Shown in Over 180 Photographs

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Author: Raana Bokhari,Mohammad Seddon,Charles Phillips,Riad Nourallah

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780191522

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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This is the story of Islamic religion, culture and civilization, from the time of the Prophet to the modern day, shown in over 180 photographs. It offers an overview of Islamic history from the time of the Prophet to the present day, featuring the successors to the Prophet, the power of the Umayyads, the golden age of the Abbasids, the Shiah empire of the Fatimids, the rise of the Ottomans, and the Muwahiddum movement. It explores the history of Islam in many different parts of the world, such as Iraq, Iran, Spain, North Africa, Turkey, India and China. It includes a timeline listing the major events in Islam's rich and culturally diverse history, and a glossary of frequently used Arabic terms. It is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 180 images of manuscripts, angelic visitations, scholars, rulers, mosques, battles, shrines, palaces, and modern pilgrims and leaders. With Muslims statistically representing around a quarter of the global population - some 1.4 billion people - Islam is a powerful force in today's world. This book offers a chronological history of the main events that have shaped the Islamic religion since the year of Muhammad's birth in 570. Topics include the preservation of the Prophet's sayings; laws and scholars; mathematics, medicine and astronomy; the Islamic Renaissance in Spain; Islam in Asia; and radical Islam. A useful glossary of Arabic terms is also included. With over 180 paintings and photographs, this sumptuously illustrated book is a valuable introduction to the history of Muslim civilization.

Europa und der Islam

Geschichte eines Mißverständnisses

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Author: Franco Cardini

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406510960

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 308

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Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500

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Author: L. P. Harvey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622774X

Category: History

Page: 386

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This is a richly detailed account of Muslim life throughout the kingdoms of Spain, from the fall of Seville, which signaled the beginning of the retreat of Islam, to the Christian reconquest. "Harvey not only examines the politics of the Nasrids, but also the Islamic communities in the Christian kingdoms of the peninsula. This innovative approach breaks new ground, enables the reader to appreciate the situation of all Spanish Muslims and is fully vindicated. . . . An absorbing and thoroughly informed narrative."—Richard Hitchcock, Times Higher Education Supplement "L. P. Harvey has produced a beautifully written account of an enthralling subject."—Peter Linehan, The Observer

Early Islamic Spain

The History of Ibn Al-Qutiyah

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Author: David James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134025319

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book is the first published English-language translation of the significant History of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiya (d. Cordova 367 / 977). Including extensive notes and comments, a genealogical table and relevant maps, the text is preceded by a study of the author and his work, and is the only serious examination of the unique manuscript since Pascual de Gayangos’ edition in 1868. Ibn al-Qutiya’s work is one of the significant and earliest histories of Muslim Spain and an important source for scholars. Although like most Muslims of al-Andalus in this period, Ibn al-Qutiya was of European origin, he was a loyal servant of the Iberian Umayyads, and taught Arabic, traditions (hadith) and history in the Great Mosque of Cordova. Written at the height of the Umayyad Caliphate of Muslim Spain and Portugal (al-Andalus), the History describes the first 250 years of Muslim rule in the peninsula. The text, first fully translated into Spanish in 1926, deals with all aspects of life, and includes accounts of Christians, Jews and Muslim converts. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of the history of Spain and Portugal, Islamic history, and Mediaeval European history.

Early Islamic Spain

The History of Ibn Al-Qūṭīya : a Study of the Unique Arabic Manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, with a Translation, Notes, and Comments

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Author: Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar Ibn al-Qūṭīyah,David James

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041547552X

Category: History

Page: 174

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'Islamic Spain' is the first English language translation of the important history of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiyyah, one of the earliest and significant histories of Muslim Spain and an important source for scholars.

In the Light of Medieval Spain

Islam, the West, and the Relevance of the Past

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Author: S. Doubleday,D. Coleman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230614086

Category: History

Page: 217

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This volume brings together a team of leading scholars in Spanish studies to interrogate the contemporary significance of the medieval past, offering a counterbalance to intellectual withdrawal from urgent public debates.

The Ornament of the World

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

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Author: Maria Rosa Menocal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316092797

Category: History

Page: 300

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A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps.