The Moors in Spain

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole,Arthur Gilman

Publisher: London, Unwin


Category: Arabs

Page: 285

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The Story of the Moors in Spain

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole

Publisher: Colchis Books


Category: History

Page: 285

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This classic is organized as follows: I. The Last of the Goths II. The Wave of Conquest III. The People of Andalusia IV. A Young Pretender V. The Christian Martyrs VI. The Great Khalif VII. The Holy War VIII. The City of the Khalif IX. The Prime Minister X. The Berbers in Power XI. My Cid the Challenger XII. The Kingdom of Granada XIII. The Fall of Granada XIV. Bearing the Cross

Othello's Children in the "New World"

Moorish History & Identity in the African American Experience

Author: Josi V. Pimienta-Bey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759686157

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Trying to live with men and understanding their logic has stumped women for centuries. We have finally come to a point in life where we feel comfortable talking about it with others. Okay, maybe we aren't comfortable talking about it, but have found it necessary to seek help and understanding from others. At least we can find comfort in knowing that we are not alone when it comes to dealing with men. They are different and yet so much alike. You will laugh and maybe even sympathize when you read the true It's a Man Thing ditties written in this book.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

Author: Darío Fernández-Morera

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034694

Category: History

Page: 288

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Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: it is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden features of this medieval culture by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed. This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life, and by the marginalization of Christians and other groups—all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera sets the record straight—showing that a politically useful myth is a myth nonetheless.

Dogs of God

Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors

Author: James Reston

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400031915

Category: History

Page: 363

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A compelling historical analysis of the pivotal events of the year 1492 focuses on the role of the Spanish Inquisition in strengthening the power of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the campaign against Moorish occupation, the expulsion of the Spanish Jews, and the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the New World. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

African Presence in Early Asia

Author: Runoko Rashidi,Ivan Van Sertima

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780887387173

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Covering a period of more than 500,000 years, examines the history of the black presence in early Asia.

The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole,James Douglas Jerrold Kelley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa, North

Page: 316

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Stanley Lane-Poole, historian and Egyptologist, writes an account of how the expatriation of the Spanish Moors at the end of the 15th Century led to their making new settlements in North Africa and elevating their skills of piracy to a fine art.

The Moor's Last Stand

How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

Author: Elizabeth Drayson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832769

Category: History

Page: 180

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In 1482, Abu Abdallah Muhammad XI became the twenty-third Muslim King of Granada. He would be the last. This is the first history of the ruler, known as Boabdil, whose disastrous reign and bitter defeat brought seven centuries of Moorish Spain to an end. It is an action-packed story of intrigue, treachery, cruelty, cunning, courtliness, bravery and tragedy. Basing her vivid account on original documents and sources, Elizabeth Drayson traces the origins and development of Islamic Spain. She describes the thirteenth-century founding of the Nasrid dynasty, the cultured and stable society it created, and the feuding which threatened it and had all but destroyed it by 1482, when Boabdil seized the throne. The new Sultan faced betrayals by his family, factions in the Alhambra palace, and ever more powerful onslaughts from the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella, monarchs of the newly united kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. By stratagem, diplomacy, courage and strength of will Boabdil prolonged his reign for ten years, but he never had much chance of survival. In 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella, magnificently attired in Moorish costume, entered Granada and took possession of the city. Boabdil went into exile. The Christian reconquest of Spain, that has reverberated so powerfully down the centuries, was complete.

The Moor's Last Sigh

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679744665

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

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Moraes Zogoiby offers a revealing account of his family, their evolving fortunes, and the lost world of possibilities in twentieth-century India, detailing a universe of family rifts, greed, dark passions, secrecy, power, and the mysteries of art. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.


The Root and the Flower: An Interpretation of Spain and the Spanish People

Author: John A. Crow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520244962

Category: History

Page: 455

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An interpretative history of Spain's culture, politics, traditions, and people from prehistoric times to the present, with particular concern for twentieth-century life, thought, and more.

The Moor

Lives Landscape Literature

Author: William Atkins

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057129006X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history, and an exploration of moorland's uniquely captivating position in our literature, history and psyche. Atkins may be a solitary wanderer across these vast expanses, but his journey is full of encounters, busy with the voices of the moors, past and present: murderers and monks, smugglers and priests, gamekeepers and ramblers, miners and poets, developers and environmentalists. As he travels, he shows us that the fierce landscapes we associate with Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles are far from being untouched wildernesses. Daunting and defiant, the moors echo with tales of a country and the people who live in it - a mighty, age-old landscape standing steadfast against the passage of time.

The Moorchild

Author: Eloise McGraw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442499702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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This enchanting Newbery Honor Book is a “magical find” (School Library Journal). Half moorfolk and half human, and unable to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the safety of the Band. So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling. Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped, she grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different, and is comfortable only on the moor, playing strange music on her bagpipes. As Saaski grows up, memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge. But so do emotions from her human side, and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma. She is determined to restore their child to them, even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once.

José Limón

An Unfinished Memoir

Author: José Limón

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819565051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

View: 1180

A captivating illustrated autobiography of the early years of a major American choreographer.

History of the Wars

Books 5-6 (Gothic War)

Author: Procopius

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602064962


Page: 464

View: 9769

"The last major ancient historian, Byzantine scholar PROCOPIUS OF CAESAREA (c. 500565) traveled with the army of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I as a military adviser, and chronicled the wars he foughtthis is the primary source today of information about the reign of Justinian I. Here, in Books III and IV of the eight-volume History of the Wars, Procopius tells the story of the Vandalic War between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Vandals in North Africa. Journeying by land and sea, Procopius regales us with vivid tales of battleincluding the capture of Carthage, the famous ancient city and the Vandal capital at the timeand of the intrigues and power struggles that dogged the emperor. Far from dry, this is a thrilling read, one that echoes of this still turbulent region today. Students of the history of the Middle East will be enthralled by this ancient work."

They Came Before Columbus

The African Presence in Ancient America

Author: Ivan Van Sertima

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 284

View: 8845

Examines cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans, offering evidence of the presence of African explorers in the New World centuries before the arrival of Columbus.

The Golden House

A Novel

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592814

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2846

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • PBS • HARPER’S BAZAAR • ESQUIRE • FINANCIAL TIMES • THE TIMES OF INDIA On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “[A] modern masterpiece . . . telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head.”—Associated Press “Wildly satiric and yet piercingly real . . . If F. Scott Fitzgerald, Homer, Euripides, and Shakespeare collaborated on a contemporary fall-of-an-empire epic set in New York City, the result would be The Golden House.”—Poets & Writers “A tonic addition to American—no, world!—literature . . . a Greek tragedy with Indian roots and New York coordinates.”—San Francisco Chronicle