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The Ornament of the World

How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: History, European
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, this history brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and literature, science, and the arts flourished.

©2002 María Rosa Menocal (P)2017 Tantor

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Refreshing, realistic, reflective

Beautifying written &
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Mandates one to ponder over if the fate of multi-religious America & the world.

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Excellent Book

Excellent book that reinforces my conviction that people of all faiths should have extraordinary tolerance for others to create and maintain superior societies.

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Needs to be rewritten

The book contains good historical information. However it needs to be streamed and reorganised based on historical time with clear objectives. As is it hard to fellow.

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Important lessons for today on tolerance and intolerance

Import topic for today. As I finish The Ornament of the World and sit down to Immediately reread it I must admit that I found the story difficult to follow. Perhaps due to the dense topic, perhaps the writing style. Worth the read and reread though

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