A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain by Chris Lowney

A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain

byChris Lowney

Paperback | September 15, 2006

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In a world torn by religious antagonism, lessons can be learned from medieval Spanish villages where Muslims, Christians, and Jews rubbed shoulders on a daily basis--sharing irrigation canals, bathhouses, municipal ovens, and marketplaces. Medieval Spaniards introduced Europeans to papermanufacture, Hindu-Arabic numerals, philosophical classics, algebra, citrus fruits, cotton, and new medical techniques. Her mystics penned classics of Kabbalah and Sufism. More astonishing than Spain's wide-ranging accomplishments, however, was the simple fact that until the destruction of thelast Muslim Kingdom by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492, Spain's Muslims, Christians, and Jews often managed to bestow tolerance and freedom of worship on the minorities in their midst. A Vanished World chronicles this panoramic sweep of human history and achievement, encompassing both the agony of Jihad, Crusades, and Inquisition, and the glory of a multi-religious, multi-cultural civilization that forever changed the West. Lowney shows how these three controversialreligious groups once lived and worked together in Spain, creating commerce, culture, art, and architecture. He reveals how these three faith groups eventually veered into a thicket of resentment and violence, and shows how our current policies and approaches might lead us down the same path. Rising above politics, propaganda, and name-calling, A Vanished World provides a hopeful meditation on how relations among these three faith groups have gone wrong and some ideas on how to make their interactions right.

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Chris Lowney served as a Jesuit seminarian for seven years, and later served JP Morgan and Co. as a Managing Director on three continents. A Vanished World follows his acclaimed, award winning first book, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World. Lowney has raised money for charity by trekki...
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Title:A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Lowney's accomplished work comprehensibly covers medieval Spain and connects the country's past to its present." -- Booklist