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Moorish Spain

Enrique Sordo

Moorish Spain

Cordoba, Seville, Granada

by Enrique Sordo

  • 48 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Elek Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, Mohammedan.,
  • Arabs in Spain.,
  • Andalusia (Spain) -- Civilization.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtext by Enrique Sordo ; translation by Ian Michael ; photos by Wim Swaan.
    ContributionsMichael, Ian, 1936-, Swaan, Wim.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223p. :
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17474129M

    Moorish Spain by Richard Fletcher and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Moorish Spain by Fletcher, Richard - AbeBooks Passion for books. Moorish Spain is an introductory summary which offers no new interpretations. However, Fletcher’s clear grasp of the subject based on a variety of sources and his readable writing style make this a valuable introduction. The lacks reference and footnotes is understandable but at least some readers would like to follow up some of the matters /5(44).

    Answer 1 of 4: A month or so ago I caught the end of a stunning documentary about the moorish occupation of southern spain and the great engineering, archtectural and artistic accomplishments of the era. Does anyone know the film I saw and if it is on DVD? or a. One of the interesting things Richard Fletcher does in MOORISH SPAIN is to bring the kind of clear-headedness one expects from the best historians to the task of revealing some of the distortions.

    Moorish architecture is a variation of Islamic architecture. There are many motifs, or repeated patterns, in Moorish architecture. This photo gallery illustrates just a few. The first slide gives an overview of the motifs: different styles of arches, calligraphy, vegetative design, and decorative tiles. Moorish architecture is named after the Moors, North African people who conquered the. Moorish Spain. Richard Fletcher. Trade paperback is a softcover book, which is generally large in size and made of better quality materials than a Mass-Market paperback. Sunned is the fading of paper or binding as a result of sun Rating: % positive.


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Moorish Spain by Enrique Sordo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Moorish Spain is an introductory summary which offers no new interpretations. However, Fletcher’s clear grasp of the subject based on a variety of Moorish Spain book and his readable writing style make this a valuable introduction.

The lacks reference and footnotes is understandable but at least some readers would like to follow up some of the matters /5(33). Beginning in the year and continuing for nearly a thousand years, the Islamic presence survived in Spain, at times flourishing, and at other times dwindling into warring fiefdoms.

But the culture and science thereby brought to Spain, including long-buried knowledge from Greece, largely forgotten during Moorish Spain book Dark Ages, was to have an enduring impact on the country as it emerged. Moorish Spain book. Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Beginning in the year and continuing for nearly a thousand years, /5. This book is a very interesting read about the Moors. The flow of the book was fine in my opinion. After reading Golden Age of the Moors, this book was a good addition to my learning about the North African, Northwest African Moors (would be considered Black by United States racial standards) and the Arab makeup of the Moorish Armies that invaded and conquered Medieval Spain/5().

Beginning in the year and continuing for nearly a thousand years, the Islamic presence survived in Spain, at times flourishing, and at other times dwindling into warring fiefdoms.

But the culture and science thereby brought to Spain, including long-buried knowledge from Greece, largely forgotten during Europe’s Dark Ages, was to have an enduring impact on the country as it emerged into 1/5(1). Book Your Trip To Spain. Get your dream travel planned & booked by local travel experts.

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The conquest of the last Muslim kingdom of Spain in Granada – whose king, Boabdil, is the subject of Elizabeth Drayson’s charming and eye-opening The Moor’s Last Stand – provoked even. Buy Moorish Spain New Ed by Fletcher, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(48). the story of the moors in spain Download the story of the moors in spain or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the story of the moors in spain book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Thus the glory of the Moorish civilization in Spain was gradually extinguished. Its contributions to Western Europe and especially to Spain were almost incalculable—in art and architecture, medicine and science, and learning (especially ancient Greek learning).

See S. THE STORY OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN. THE LAST OF THE GOTHS. WHEN the armies of Alexander the Great were trampling upon the ancient empires of the East, one country remained undisturbed and undismayed. The people of Arabia sent no humble embassies to the conqueror.

Alexander resolved to bring the contemptuous Arabs to his feet: he was preparing to invade their land when death laid its. Any casual reader traveling to Southern Spain for the first time should read Fletcher's book before departure.

Simply put, it is one of the best summaries of the years of Islamic rule in Moorish Spain. Fletcher's sharp analysis and story-telling skills make this book a real stand-out.5/5(5). In the 10th and 11th centuries, public libraries in Europe were nonexistent, while Moorish Spain could boast of more t including one in Cordova that housed hundreds of thousands of manuscripts.

Written in the same tradition as John Julius Norwich's engrossing accounts of Venice and Byzantium, Richard Fletcher's Moorish Spain entertains even as it enlightens.

He tells the story of a vital period in Spanish history which transformed the culture and society, not only of Spain, but of the rest of Europe as well. Moorish influence transformed the architecture, art, literature and learning 3/5(1).

Moorish Spain was well-developed in terms of education. It was available for everyone, and advanced subjects, like physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and geography were taught at universities. ‘Journey to Mecca’, a documentary film, highlights the travels of Ibn Battuta, a Moorish explorer.

He traveled from Morocco to. The Moors in Spain by Lane-Poole, Stanley, Publication date c Topics Arabs -- Spain, Spain -- History Publisher London: Unwin Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English.

26 Addeddate Bookplateleaf Call numberPages: 3. The Moors, who ruled Spain for years, introduced new scientific techniques to Europe, such as an astrolabe, a device for measuring the position of the stars and planets.

Scientific progress in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography and Philosophy flourished in Moorish Spain. Explore our list of Spain - History - - (Moorish Spain & Christian Reconquest) Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership.

Highlights from Discover Moorish Spain Granada in the evening light was a shimmering tapestry of white walls, red roofs, and green conifers—a place where the threads of Islam and Christianity, Morocco and Spain, had been stitched together by history and the blending of cultures.”—Don Belt, “Two Families, Two Countries,” National.

Surprisingly, there is a kingdom that had their golden age in this period of time. It is recorded in history as the kingdom of Al-Andalus or further known as Andalucia.

Al-Andalus also commonly referred, as ‘Moorish Spain’ or ‘Muslim Spain’ is located at the portion of the Iberian Peninsula and is controlled by Muslim Government. Get this from a library! Moorish Spain. [R A Fletcher] -- In the yeara small Berber army under Arab leadership crossed the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco and, in the following year, defeated the army of Spain, slaying its king.

Within a matter of a.Far from being a ‘Dark Age’ it is it’s own era of human development. Moorish Spain is also a fascinating part of all this. I’m going to have find this book to add to my library of works about the era.

Good luck with your travel plans to Spain. to. Please report progress. 🙂 John Kelly Janu .A brief yet insightful introduction to Moorish Spain, from the invasion in A.D.

by Berbers crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to the expulsion in ofMoslems by Philip III. Fletcher (History/York Univ.) is the author of The Quest for El Cid (), which recounted one of the many Spanish revolts against the alien Moorish culture.