The story of Islamic Spain

Author: Syed Azizur Rahman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
View: 6399
The author of this book, feels that only a few books cover the entire period of eight centuries of Muslim presence in the Iberian Peninsula. This book attempts to cover the entire period from Tariq s landing in Spain to the expulsion of the Muslims in the first decade of the 17th century. Part II of the book covers in detail the Hispano-Muslim culture.

A History of Islamic Spain

Author: Professor W Montgomery Watt,Pierre Cachia
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202309361
Category: History
Page: 183
View: 5411
The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European civilization--from the collapse of the Visigoths in the eighth century to the fall of Granada in the fifteenth, and considers Spain's importance as a part of the Islamic empire. Particular attention is given to the golden period of economic and political stability achieved under the Umayyads. Without losing themselves in detail and without sacrificing complexity, the authors discuss the political, social, and economic continuity in Islamic Spain, or al-Andalus, in light of its cultural and intellectual effects upon the rest of Europe. Medieval Christianity, Watt points out, found models of scholarship in the Islamic philosophers and adapted the idea of holy war to its own purposes while the final reunification of Spain under the aegis of the Reconquista played a significant role in bringing Europe out of the Middle Ages. A survey essential to anyone seeking a more complete knowledge of European or Islamic history, the volume also includes sections on literature and philology by Pierre Cachia. This series of "Islamic surveys" is designed to give the educated reader something more than can be found in the usual popular books. Each work undertakes to survey a special part of the field, and to show the present stage of scholarship here. Where there is a clear picture this will be given; but where there are gaps, obscurities and differences of opinion, these will also be indicated. Full and annotated bibliographies will afford guidance to those who want to pursue their studies further. There will also be some account of the nature and extent of the source material. The series is addressed in the first place to the educated reader, with little or no previous knowledge of the subject; its character is such that it should be of value also to university students and others whose interest is of a more professional kind.

Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

Author: L. P. Harvey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226319652
Category: History
Page: 462
View: 1690
On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian government with an excuse—or justification, as its leaders saw things—to embark on the systematic elimination of the Islamic presence from Spain, as well as from the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, over the next hundred years. Picking up at the end of his earlier classic study, Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500— which described the courageous efforts of the followers of Islam to preserve their secular, as well as sacred, culture in late medieval Spain—L. P. Harvey chronicles here the struggles of the Moriscos. These forced converts to Christianity lived clandestinely in the sixteenth century as Muslims, communicating in aljamiado— Spanish written in Arabic characters. More broadly, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, tells the story of an early modern nation struggling to deal with diversity and multiculturalism while torn by the fanaticism of the Counter-Reformation on one side and the threat of Ottoman expansion on the other. Harvey recounts how a century of tolerance degenerated into a vicious cycle of repression and rebellion until the final expulsion in 1614 of all Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula. Retold in all its complexity and poignancy, this tale of religious intolerance, political maneuvering, and ethnic cleansing resonates with many modern concerns. Eagerly awaited by Islamist and Hispanist scholars since Harvey's first volume appeared in 1990, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614, will be compulsory reading for student and specialist alike. “The year’s most rewarding historical work is L. P. Harvey’s Muslims in Spain 1500 to 1614, a sobering account of the various ways in which a venerable Islamic culture fell victim to Christian bigotry. Harvey never urges the topicality of his subject on us, but this aspect inevitably sharpens an already compelling book.”—Jonathan Keats, Times Literary Supplement


Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783100710086
Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000
Page: 459
View: 895

Die Niederlage der politischen Vernunft

Wie wir die Errungenschaften der Aufklärung verspielen
Author: Egon Flaig
Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR
ISBN: 3866746474
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
View: 8759
Dass menschenrechtliche Prinzipien universal sein sollen, ist ein Gebot der Vernunft, das uns die Aufklärung auferlegt hat. Indes, wie sind die Erfordernisse dieses Universalismus zu erfüllen in der jeweiligen konkreten Weltlage? Das vermag uns nur eine politische Vernunft zu sagen, welche sich – anders als Kants praktische Vernunft – in Zeithorizonten bewegt. Aber eben diese Vernunft verliert heute rasch Terrain an antiuniversalistische Theorien, die kulturelle Sonderrechte propagieren und verfälschte Vergangenheiten produzieren. Dabei gerät die gute Gesinnung zum Maßstab des Handelns und die Entrüstung zum Mittel geistiger Auseinandersetzung. Um zu ermessen, was hierbei auf dem Spiel steht, verlangt Egon Flaig geistesgeschichtliche Rückbesinnung. Er fragt zum einen, welche Diskurse eine antiuniversalistische Einstellung legitimiert und vorangetrieben haben; und er erörtert zum anderen, weshalb die politische Vernunft auf historische Verankerung angewiesen ist. Denn allein aus einem kulturellen Gedächtnis heraus, das sich der Aufklärung verpflichtet weiß, gewinnen wir die Orientierung für politisches Handeln im Geiste eines emanzipatorischen Universalismus.

Rechts blinken, links abbiegen

Author: Dorthe Nors
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993371
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4909
Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?

Des Mauren letzter Seufzer

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641112664
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 408
Fabelhaft: Rushdie entführt in eine wunderbar fremde, farbige Welt und schreibt gleichzeitig eine Chronik Indiens Moraes Zogoiby, genannt Moor, ist der letzte Spross einer indischen Gewürzhändlerdynastie – und ein erfahrener Geschichtenerzähler. Auf seinem Weg von Indien ins spanische Exil erzählt er die Geschichte seiner Familie. Eine Geschichte, die von erbitterten Fehden, von unheilvollen Verwünschungen und Leidenschaften, vom Glanz und Untergang eines Familienimperiums handelt und gleichzeitig eine Chronik des modernen Indiens ist.

Homage to al-Andalus

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
Author: Michael B. Barry
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0956038352
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 6591
The Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Islamic forces in 711 AD and the Islamic presence continued in this part of Europe for 900 years. This presence left an indelible stamp in Spain and Portugal. How did all this come about? In this engaging book Michael Barry tells the story of al-Andalus, its rise to splendour and sophistication and its decline. Richly illustrated with outstanding photographs, it shows the achievements of this extraordinary time. Written in an accessible form, this book sets out the fascinating events from the conquest up to the final expulsion of the people of al-Andalus from Spain, a tale which has resonance with events happening today. It is a book which is essential for those interested in history, for those who want to know this absorbing story and for those who wish to travel in Spain and experience the remarkable legacy of al-Andalus.

Early Islamic Spain

The History of Ibn Al-Qutiyah
Author: David James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134025319
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 5417
This book is the first published English-language translation of the significant History of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiya (d. Cordova 367 / 977). Including extensive notes and comments, a genealogical table and relevant maps, the text is preceded by a study of the author and his work, and is the only serious examination of the unique manuscript since Pascual de Gayangos’ edition in 1868. Ibn al-Qutiya’s work is one of the significant and earliest histories of Muslim Spain and an important source for scholars. Although like most Muslims of al-Andalus in this period, Ibn al-Qutiya was of European origin, he was a loyal servant of the Iberian Umayyads, and taught Arabic, traditions (hadith) and history in the Great Mosque of Cordova. Written at the height of the Umayyad Caliphate of Muslim Spain and Portugal (al-Andalus), the History describes the first 250 years of Muslim rule in the peninsula. The text, first fully translated into Spanish in 1926, deals with all aspects of life, and includes accounts of Christians, Jews and Muslim converts. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of the history of Spain and Portugal, Islamic history, and Mediaeval European history.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Author: Darío Fernández-Morera
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034694
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2672
Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled 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 widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

Early Islamic Spain

The History of Ibn Al-Qūṭīya : a Study of the Unique Arabic Manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, with a Translation, Notes, and Comments
Author: Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar Ibn al-Qūṭīyah,David James
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041547552X
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 5608
'Islamic Spain' is the first English language translation of the important history of Islamic Spain by Ibn al-Qutiyyah, one of the earliest and significant histories of Muslim Spain and an important source for scholars.

Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500

Author: L. P. Harvey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622774X
Category: History
Page: 386
View: 6038
This is a richly detailed account of Muslim life throughout the kingdoms of Spain, from the fall of Seville, which signaled the beginning of the retreat of Islam, to the Christian reconquest. "Harvey not only examines the politics of the Nasrids, but also the Islamic communities in the Christian kingdoms of the peninsula. This innovative approach breaks new ground, enables the reader to appreciate the situation of all Spanish Muslims and is fully vindicated. . . . An absorbing and thoroughly informed narrative."—Richard Hitchcock, Times Higher Education Supplement "L. P. Harvey has produced a beautifully written account of an enthralling subject."—Peter Linehan, The Observer

An Illustrated History of Islam

The Story of Islamic Religion, Culture and Civilization, from the Time of the Prophet to the Modern Day, Shown in Over 180 Photographs
Author: Raana Bokhari,Mohammad Seddon,Charles Phillips,Riad Nourallah
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781780191522
Category: Religion
Page: 96
View: 4189
This is the story of Islamic religion, culture and civilization, from the time of the Prophet to the modern day, shown in over 180 photographs. It offers an overview of Islamic history from the time of the Prophet to the present day, featuring the successors to the Prophet, the power of the Umayyads, the golden age of the Abbasids, the Shiah empire of the Fatimids, the rise of the Ottomans, and the Muwahiddum movement. It explores the history of Islam in many different parts of the world, such as Iraq, Iran, Spain, North Africa, Turkey, India and China. It includes a timeline listing the major events in Islam's rich and culturally diverse history, and a glossary of frequently used Arabic terms. It is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 180 images of manuscripts, angelic visitations, scholars, rulers, mosques, battles, shrines, palaces, and modern pilgrims and leaders. With Muslims statistically representing around a quarter of the global population - some 1.4 billion people - Islam is a powerful force in today's world. This book offers a chronological history of the main events that have shaped the Islamic religion since the year of Muhammad's birth in 570. Topics include the preservation of the Prophet's sayings; laws and scholars; mathematics, medicine and astronomy; the Islamic Renaissance in Spain; Islam in Asia; and radical Islam. A useful glossary of Arabic terms is also included. With over 180 paintings and photographs, this sumptuously illustrated book is a valuable introduction to the history of Muslim civilization.

Die Kreuzzüge

Author: Thomas S. Asbridge
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608946482
Category: Christianity and other religions
Page: 807
View: 2083
Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Europa und der Islam

Geschichte eines Missverständnisses
Author: Franco Cardini
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406463877
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Page: 308
View: 3897

God's Banquet

A Tale of Muslim Spain
Author: Cameron Kamran
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 148353717X
Category: Fiction
Page: 412
View: 5149
Lured by treachery outside the city gates one day, young princess Noor must choose between defending her home or saving her abducted father, the ruler of the Spanish Muslim city-state of Taifa. Her decision, to ruthlessly seize power within her father’s harem and face down medieval Spain’s most brutal warlord, puts her on a collision course with invading armies, the man she loves, and the keepers of Islamic tradition itself. God's Banquet is a story about one woman’s struggle to survive in a medieval world still dominated by men. It is about a Muslim civilization long ago that brought together a rich mosaic of peoples and faiths from three continents in the heart of Europe. The setting is medieval Spain circa the 12th century, a world populated by Arabs, Spaniards, Africans and Persians; Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Muslim Taifa’s prime minister is Jewish and her libraries are the envy of humanity. Noor’s maturation revolves around the Game of Kings, the ancient court pastime, brought by the Arabs to Europe, that would become Chess. As she seizes power in Taifa, the game is a tool for her to outmaneuver her enemies. At this time, the queen is not yet a piece on the chessboard. God's Banquet illuminates a world long ago that is little understood by Western readers, a world with striking parallels to today, and the fluctuating tension and exchange between contemporary Islam and the West.

History of the Moors of Spain

Author: Florian
Publisher: N.A
Category: Arabian Peninsula
Page: 296
View: 4090

The Story of Moors in Spain

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027244811
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 2975
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. In 711 the Islamic Moors of Arab and Berber descent in North Africa crossed the Strait of Gibraltar onto the Iberian Peninsula, and in a series of raids they conquered Visigothic Christian Hispania and founded the first Muslim countries in Europe. Contents: The Last of the Goths The Wave of Conquest The People of Andalusia A Young Pretender The Christian Martyrs The Great Khalif The Holy War The City of the Khalif The Prime Minister The Berbers in Power My Cid the Challenger The Kingdom of Granada The Fall of Granada Bearing the Cross

The Story of the Moors in Spain

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole,Arthur Gilman
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616404302
Category: History
Page: 314
View: 9610
The Story of the Moors in Spain is a history of the Moorish Empire in Andalusia, chronicling the rise and fall of the Islamic empire, and with it the stymie of a "civilized and enlightened State." Author Stanley Lane-Poole catalogues the art, architecture, religion, science, and industry that flourished with the establishment of the Muslim regime in Spain. A rare non-Christian history from the 19th century, students and researchers alike should cherish this classic text, included here with original illustrations. Born in 1854 in London, England, STANLEY LANE-POOLE was a British historian, orientalist, and archaeologist. Lane-Poole worked in the British Museum from 1874 to 1892, thereafter researching Egyptian archaeology in Egypt. From 1897 to 1904 he was a professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. Before his death in 1931, Lane-Poole authored dozens of books, including the first book of the Arabic-English Lexicon started by his uncle, E.W. Lane.