The Legacy of Muslim Spain / Edition 2

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As a result of the extreme popularity of the 1992 cloth edition of The Legacy of Muslim Spain, we are now proud to announce the publication of a 2-volume quality paperback edition.
The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took.
The Legacy of Muslim Spain is the first work, in any language, to deal comprehensively with all the major aspects of the society. Comprising nine detailed sections, ranging from Music, Art and Architecture to Science, Technology and Agriculture, the new paperback edition is great value for money. With its vast scope of information, colourful illustrations, extensive indexing, biographical notes and supply of maps for easy reference, The Legacy of Muslim Spain is a publication which no one can afford to be without.

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The civilization of medieval Muslim Spain was perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age, and was essential to the direction taken by civilization in medieval Europe. This magisterial volume, published under the auspices of the Project of Translation from Arabic (PROTA), comprehensively addresses the major aspects of Islamic civilization in medieval Spain with an explicit view to revealing its legacy and influence. Forty-one international scholars have contributed to the 48 chapters in the areas of history (12 chapters), language and literature (10 chapters), music (one chapter), art and architecture (six chapters), social history and lifestyle (three chapters), economic history (two chapters), philosophy (three chapters), religious studies (four chapters), and science, technology, and agriculture (seven chapters). Includes 16 color and nine b&w plates, and half-a-dozen simple b&w maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004095991
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies: Near and Middle East , #12
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1106
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 2.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Style Note
Note on Translated Essays
The Political History of al-Andalus (92/711-897/1492) 3
Granada: A Case Study of Arab Urbanism in Muslim Spain 88
"The Ornament of the World": Medieval Cordoba as a Cultural Centre 112
Islamic Seville: Its Political, Social and Cultural History 136
Mozarabs: An Emblematic Christian Minority in Islamic al-Andalus 149
The Mozarabs: Worthy Bearers of Islamic Culture 171
The Mudejars 176
The Jews in Muslim Spain 188
The Political, Social and Cultural History of the Moriscos 201
Al-Andalus and North Africa in the Almohad Ideology 235
Mortal Enemies, Invisible Neighbours: Northerners in Andalusi Eyes 259
An Islamic Background to the Voyages of Discovery 273
Language and Literature
Andalusi Belles Lettres 307
Andalusi Poetry: The Golden Period 317
Nature Poetry in al-Andalus and the Rise of Ibn Khafaja 367
Zajal and Muwashshaha: Hispano-Arabic Poetry and the Romance Tradition 398
Ibn Hazm and the Tawq al-Hamama 420
Linguistic Interference Between Arabic and the Romance Languages of the Iberian Peninsula 443
Further Listings and Categorisations of Arabic Words in Ibero-Romance Languages 452
Arab Influences on European Love-Poetry 557
Al-Andalus and 1492: The Ways of Remembering 483
The Legacy of Islam in Spanish Literature 505
Music in Muslim Spain 555
Art and Architecture
Two Paradoxes in the Islamic Art of the Spanish Peninsula 583
The Mudejar Tradition in Architecture 592
The Arts of al-Andalus 599
Space and Volume in Nasrid Architecture 621
Ecstasy and Control in Andalusi Art: Steps towards a New Approach 626
Calligraphy in al-Andalus 639
Social History and Lifestyle
The Social History of Muslim Spain 679
Asluhu li l-maali: On the Social Status of Andalusi Women 709
The Culinary Culture of al-Andalus 725
Economic History
An Approximate Picture of the Economy of al-Andalus 741
Muslim Merchants in Andalusi International Trade 759
Islamic Thought in the Iberian Peninsula 777
The Philosophy of Ibn Rushd 804
Ibn Tufayl and his Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: A Turning Point in Arabic Philosophical Writing 830
Religious Studies
The 'Ulama' of al-Andalus 849
Muslim Religious Practices in al-Andalus (2nd/8th-4th/10th Centuries) 878
Heresy in al-Andalus 895
Andalusi Mysticism and the Rise of Ibn Arabi 909
Science, Technology and Agriculture
Natural and Technical Sciences in al-Andalus 937
The Exact Sciences in al-Andalus 952
Hydraulic Technology in al-Andalus 974
Agriculture in Muslim Spain 987
The Use of Plants for Dyeing and Clothing 1000
The Hispano-Arab Garden: Notes towards a Typology 1016
The Translating Activity in Medieval Spain 1036
Islamic Civilisation in al-Andalus: A Final Assessment 1059
Biographies of Contributors 1063
Index 1074
Maps 1099
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