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Posted November 21, 2006
Bias, but not terribly so
This was a fantastic book. It does an excellent job of teaching the history of the time while still staying enthralling and interesting. While the other reviewer is correct, it is bias, it is not horribly so. While it does spend far more time on the flaws of the Christian society and tends to gloss over any flaws in the Moors, it does mention them. For example it talks of the incompetence of Boabdil (a ruler of the Moors). Also while it casts much of the Christian actions in a negative light, the book still acknowledges that at the same time it is creating the inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella are also unifying Spain into one of (if not the) first modern nation and creating a renaissance of literature and art. While there is a little bias, as long as the reader keeps this in mind, it does not distort the history and is still a great book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2011
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