The Arts of Intimacy

By Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, Abigail Krasner Balbale

Book cover of The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture

Book description

A dynamic vision of medieval Castilian culture and the Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin strands that are woven into its fabric

Named a Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, this lavishly illustrated work explores the vibrant interaction among different and sometimes opposing cultures, and how their contacts with…

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These three women give us Al-Andalus in depth. They are scholars of prodigious learning. This book shows their gift for clear explanation and offers a rich selection of color illustrations that are not collected so cogently together in any other books about the period. It is a major achievement and a joy to read; indispensable for anyone who wants to understand the history of Spain.

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