Phoenix, 1998 - 183 pages
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 and Fletcher combines this analysis with a crisp account of the wars, politics and sociological changes of the time.
'Richard Fletcher makes a winding and wonderfully evocative journey through Spanish history...His mastery of his sources is hardly less remarkable than his vivid, almost physical grasp of the Spain he describes' The Economist
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MOORISH SPAINAvis d'utilisateur - Kirkus
A brief yet insightful introduction to Moorish Spain, from the invasion in A.D. 711 by Berbers crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to the expulsion in 1614 of 300,000 Moslems by Philip III. Fletcher ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - deliriumslibrarian - LibraryThing
Textbook history textbook style. Fairly even-handed for an account from the Western European side of things, it dispels some persistent myths about the Reconquest and places Moorish Spain at the heart ... Consulter l'avis complet