The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
2016-02-22
Förlag
ISI Books
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 31 mm
Vikt
703 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781610170956

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Muslims, Christians, and Jews Under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain

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Historians, journalists, and even politicians uphold the Muslim kingdom in 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 popular account: it is a myth In this groundbreaking new book, Northwestern University scholar Dario Fernandez-Morera tells the full story of Islamic rule in medieval Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that historians have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Muslim's violent conquest of Spain. Far from promoting peace and religious tolerance, Muslim rulers maintained their power for centuries through brute force. Fernandez-Morera documents the many ways in which Islamic rule led to religious and cultural repression - including the subjugation of Spain's Christian population. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise provides a desperately needed reassessment of medieval Spain, proving that the Muslims were not, in fact, benevolent rulers. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to romanticise the Islamic occupation, Fernandez Morera sets the historical record straight - showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.
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  1. En grundligt avlövad myt
    Gerhard Miksche, 9 februari 2017

    Boken är en välkommen och, det bör särskilt betonas, väldokumenterad beskrivning av hur livet under Islams glansdagar i Spanien tedde sig för kristna och judiska dhimmis. En tung motvikt mot det utbredda önsketänkandet kring det islamiska Spaniens gyllene tidsålder.

  2. Viktig läsning
    Daniel Bystedt, 14 april 2016

    Angelägen bok som tar upp sanningen om islams mörka historia. De myter som räknas som sanning angående det toleranta muslimska Spanien var inget annat än myter. Förföljelsen av minoriteter och förstörelsen av en civilisation var ledstjärnan i arabernas övertagande av Spanien. Likheterna med dagens islam är slående.

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"If we are to satisfactorily resolve current disputes about Islamophobia and the future of Islam as a world religion, this book is required reading." -The Australian

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Dario Fernandez Morera is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University. A former member of the National Council on the Humanities , he holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from Harvard University.