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