The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

  • by Dario Fernandez Morera
  • Narrated by Bob Souer
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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.

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An inconvenient truth

Full of information and enjoyable narrative. A must for those who have hunger for truth over fairy tales.
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- Mark

Brilliant

Brilliant, engaging, and meticulously researched, this book ought to be required reading in high schools and for any adult who wishes to be more knowledgeable about the true Islamic impact on Spain.
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- Andrea Zuvich

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-06-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio