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The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) By Salma Khadra Jayyusi

The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) by Salma Khadra Jayyusi

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The civilization of medieval Muslim Spain was perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and was essential to the direction which civilization in mediaeval Europe took. This volume deals in a comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilization in medieval Spain.

The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) Summary

The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) by Salma Khadra Jayyusi

The civilization of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age. It has proved essential to the direction which civilization in medieval Europe took. In this monumental, collected work, all major aspects of Islamic civilization in medieval Spain, including its influence on medieval Christianity, are dealt with in a comprehensive manner. This indispensable compendium is the first study in any language to deal with all major aspects of Islamic civilization in medieval Spain.

The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) Reviews

From reviews of the hardcover edition: 'This magnificent volume is surely the most comprehensive of all histories of Islamic Spain...Highly recommended.' J.P. Berkey, Choice, 1993. '...monumental collected work...splendid and invaluable volume...' Richard W. Bulliet, Journal of Islamic Studies, 1994. 'The Legacy of Muslim Spain is a treasure trove that all those interested in the development of the Iberian peninsula in the Middle Ages can consult with profit.' Joseph F. O'Callaghan, Renaissance Quarterly, 1997. '...presents a wide panorama of life in al-Andalus... It provides the variety of information proper to an encyclopedia... It is a book that each private and public library must own... It combines a high level of scholarship and a wide range of subjects that bring this period of Arab-Islamic history to life...' Aida A. Bamia, International Journal of Middle-Eastern Studies, 1994.

Table of Contents

Part 1 History: the political history of al-Andalus (92/711-897/1492), M. Makki; Granada - a case study of Arab urbanism in Muslim Spain, J. Dickie; "The Ornament of the World" - medieval Cordoba as a cultural centre, R. Hillenbrand; Islamic Seville - its political, social and cultural history, R. Valencia; Mozarabs - an emblematic Christian minority in Islamic al-Andalus, Mikel de Epalza; the Mozarabs - worthy bearers of Islamic culture, M. Lopez Gomez; the Mudejars, L.P. Harvey; the Jews in Muslim Spain, R.P. Scheindlin; the political, social and cultural history of the Moriscos, L.P. Harvey; Al-Andalus and North Africa in the Almohad ideology, M. Fletcher; mortal enemies, invisible neighbours - northerners in Andalusi eyes, A. al-Azmeh; an Islamic background to the voyages of discovery, A. Hamdani. Part 2 Language and literature: Andalusi Belles Lettres, P. Cachia; Andalusi poetry - the Golden period, S. Khadra Jayyusi; nature poetry in al-Andalus and the rise of Ibn Khafaja, S. Khadra Jayyusi; "Zajal" and "Muwashshaha" - Hispano-Arabic poetry and the romance tradition, J.T. Monroe; Ibn Hazm and the "Tawq al-Hamama", L.A. Giffen; linguistic interference between Arabic and the romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula, F. Corriente; further listings and categorizations of Arabic words in Ibero-romance languages, D. Messner; Arab influences on European love-poetry, R. Boase; Al-Andalus and 1492 - the ways of remembering, M.R. Menocal; the legacy of Islam in Spanish literature, L. Lopez-Baralt. Part 3 Music: music in Muslim Spain, O. Wright. Part 4 Art and architecture: two paradoxes in the Islamic art of the Spanish Peninsula, O. Grabar; the Mudejar tradition in architecture, J. Dodds; the arts of al-Andalus, J. Dodds; space and volume in Nasrid architecture, J. Dickie; ecstasy and control in Andalusi art - steps towards a new approach, J.C. Burgel; calligraphy in al-Andalus, A. Fernandez-Puertas. Part 5 Social history and lifestyle: the social history of Muslim Spain, P. Guichard; "Asluhu li 'l-ma ali" - on the social status of Andalusi women, M.J. Viguera; the culinary culture of al-Andalus, D. Waines. Part 6 Economic history: an approximate picture of the economy of al-Andalus, P. Chalmeta; Muslim merchants in Andalusi international trade, O.R. Constable. (Part Contents)

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GOR008201838
9789004119451
9004119450
The Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols) by Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Brill
2000-08-15
552
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