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Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

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Brian A. Catlos

Paperback

9781787384101

 

Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain either as a paradise of enlightened tolerance, or as the site where civilisations clashed. Award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos taps a wide array of original sources to paint a more complex picture, showing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews together built a sophisticated civilisation that transformed the Western world, even as they waged relentless war against each other and amongst themselves.

 

Religion was often the language of conflict, but seldom its cause - a lesson we would do well to learn in our own time. Kingdoms of Faith rewrites Spain's Islamic past from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendour of al-Andalus and the many forces that shaped it.

 

Contents:

 

Prelude: The Beginning of Islam and the End of Antiquity

Part I: Conquest

Part II: Transformation

Part III: Triumph

Part IV: Disarray

Part V: Romance

Part VI: Shards

Epilogue: Al-Andalus Unmoored