The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

Maria Rosa Menocal writes a gripping and colourful story of Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) in a style that makes it difficult to put down this book. Meticulously researched it nevertheless reads like a good novel. It is not a dry history but a series of vignettes that illustrate the amazing diversity and extraordinary juxtapositions of life… Read More The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain