For nearly a thousand years, the Islamic presence planted in Spain survived, flourishing at time and at times dwindling into warring, fratricidal fiefdoms. But the culture and science brought to Spain, including long-buried knowledge from Greece, forgotten during Europe's Dark Ages, was to have an even more enduring impact. Richard Fletcher reveals that culture in all its fascinating disparity, in this gracefully and compellingly written narrative. Here is history at its best: wonderful story-telling by a true and recognized scholar writing with wit and style.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Richard Fletcher was Professor of History at the University of York. He was the author of The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity (California, 1999)