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By Dario Fernandez-Morera

A finalist for World Magazine’s publication of the Year!

The fantasy of the Andalusian Paradise is vital examining. it's going to quickly locate its position at the cabinets of most desirable educational associations and within the syllabi of pioneering scholars.”
Antonio Carreño, W. Duncan McMillan relatives Professor within the Humanities, Emeritus, Brown University 
“I couldn't positioned this booklet down. The fantasy of the Andalusian Paradise constitutes a watershed in scholarship. . . . Fernández-Morera brilliantly debunks the myths that for thus lengthy have ruled Islamic historiography and standard knowledge. We have been anticipating this nice breakthrough.”
Raphael Israeli, Professor Emeritus of center japanese, Islamic, and chinese language background, Hebrew collage of Jerusalem
“Fernández-Morera examines the bottom of Islamic Spain. . . . this can be an clever reinterpretation of a meant paradise of convivencia.”
Julia Pavón Benito, Professor of Medieval Spanish historical past, collage of Navarra
“Desperately, desperately wanted as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia in this subject.”
Paul F. Crawford, Professor of old and Medieval heritage, California collage of Pennsylvania
“A excellent booklet. This sober and hard-hitting reassessment demolishes the myths of non secular tolerance and multiculturalism that experience hopelessly romanticized the precarious coexistence and cruel realities of medieval Spain below Muslim rule. . . . Must-reading.”
Noël Valis, Professor, division of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University

Scholars, newshounds, or even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a spot the place Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony.

There is just one challenge with this greatly accredited account: it is a myth.

In this groundbreaking booklet, Northwestern collage pupil Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full tale of Islamic Spain. The delusion of the Andalusian Paradise shines gentle on hidden heritage through drawing on an abundance of basic assets that students have neglected, in addition to archaeological proof just recently unearthed.

This meant beacon of peaceable coexistence all started, in fact, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. faraway from a land of non secular tolerance, Islamic Spain used to be marked through spiritual and for that reason cultural repression in all components of existence and the marginalization of Christians and different groups—all this within the provider of social keep an eye on by means of autocratic rulers and a category of spiritual authorities.

The delusion of the Andalusian Paradise presents a desperately wanted reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits proceed to rejoice Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera units the ancient checklist straight—showing politically valuable fable is a fable nonetheless.

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Forty nine church buildings have been destroyed as a part of the persecution of Christians less than the Umayyad ruler Muhammad I (reigned 852–886).

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