Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: review of Matthew Carr's 'Blood And Faith: the purging of Muslim Spain 1492-1614'

From Friends of Al-Aqsa journal:

The ‘golden age’ that was al-Andalus, medieval Andalucia, has become a byword for cultural and intellectual flowering in an environment of religious and ethnic tolerance. At a time when the students of the late Samuel Huntington try to tell us that civilisations are by definition destined to clash, Muslim Spain and even some of the Christian kingdoms that immediately followed it – such as that of Alfonso X, ‘The Learned’ – have become emblems of a more hopeful view of the human spirit and the capacity for creative co-existence to win out over closed minds.

Read the full article here.

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One comment on “New article: review of Matthew Carr's 'Blood And Faith: the purging of Muslim Spain 1492-1614'

  1. TAriq
    April 11, 2011

    i will catch u in a while…i need to discuss somehting about ibn khaldun…. see u ..
    take care

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