Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Seeing the Alhambra

The Alhambra (al-Qasr al-Hamra) in Granada is one of the most stunning buildings in the world. Its late-Islamic Andalucian decorations are breathtaking in their intricacy and delicacy, and the newly-renovated … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

New article: Shalom/Salaam reviewed

From Friends of Al-Aqsa, 20th April 2011: The core thesis of Shalom/Salaam is that during the medieval period, the tolerance of Muslim authorities in Iraq, Egypt and Al-Andalus towards their … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

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. … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · 1 Comment