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A Vanished World : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain
A Vanished World : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain
著者名 Lowney, Chris
出版社 : Oxford Univ Pr
出版年月 : 2006/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780195311914

BookWeb価格 : MYR 82.00
会員価格 : MYR 73.80

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Table of Contents
 
PREFACE                                            1  (4)
INTRODUCTION                                       5  (124)
  1. Spain Before Islam                            15 (14)
  2. The Moors Conquer Spain                       29 (14)
    "Our God and Your God Is One"
  3. Santiago Discovered in the Field of Stars     43 (12)
  4. Martyr-Activists                              55 (16)
    Determined to Die in a City "Piled Full of
    Riches"
  5. The Pope Who Learned Math from Muslim Spain   71 (8)
  6. Europe's Busiest Highway                      79 (14)
  7. A Jewish General in a Muslim Kingdom          93 (10)
    "I Am the David of My Age"
  8. The Frontier                                  103(16)
    Jihad, Crusades, Cowboys, and Sheep
  9. Charlemagne                                   119(10)
    "God, How Wearisome My Life Is"
10. El Cid                                         129(14)
    "Born in a Fortunate Hour"
11. The Second Moses and Medieval Medicine         143(14)
12. Rethinking Religion                            157(8)
    "To Long with an Exceeding Longing"
13. A Muslim Commentator Enlightens Christendom    165(12)
    "You who Have Eyes to See, Reflect!"
14. Sufism                                         177(6)
    "My Heart Has Become Capable of Every Form"
15. The Kabbalah                                   183(8)
    An Instrument for Peace in the World"
16. Fernando III                                   191(8)
    "Who Broke and Destroyed All His Enemies"
17. A Common Life Shared Among Three Faiths        199(10)
    "Damnable Mixing"
18. Alfonso the Learned King                       209(18)
19. The End of Spanish Judaism                     227(20)
    "The Razor That Rips the Membrane of My
    Aching Heart"
20. Columbus, a New World, and the End of          247(16)
History
    A Deed Forbidden by Every Faith"
EPILOGUE                                           263(6)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    269(2)
NOTES                                              271(28)
SUGGESTED READING                                  299(8)
CREDITS                                            307(2)
INDEX                                              309
 

In a world torn by religious antagonism, lessons can be learned from medieval Spanish villages where Muslims, Christians, and Jews rubbed shoulders on a daily basis--sharing irrigation canals, bathhouses, municipal ovens, and marketplaces. Medieval Spaniards introduced Europeans to paper manufacture, Hindu-Arabic numerals, philosophical classics, algebra, citrus fruits, cotton, and new medical techniques. Her mystics penned classics of Kabbalah and Sufism. More astonishing than Spain's wide-ranging accomplishments, however, was the simple fact that until the destruction of the last Muslim Kingdom by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492, Spain's Muslims, Christians, and Jews often managed to bestow tolerance and freedom of worship on the minorities in their midst.
A Vanished World chronicles this panoramic sweep of human history and achievement, encompassing both the agony of Jihad, Crusades, and Inquisition, and the glory of a multi-religious, multi-cultural civilization that forever changed the West. Lowney shows how these three controversial religious groups once lived and worked together in Spain, creating commerce, culture, art, and architecture. He reveals how these three faith groups eventually veered into a thicket of resentment and violence, and shows how our current policies and approaches might lead us down the same path.
Rising above politics, propaganda, and name-calling, A Vanished World provides a hopeful meditation on how relations among these three faith groups have gone wrong and some ideas on how to make their interactions right.
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