|Series||Studies in European history, Studies in European history (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.)|
|LC Classifications||DP162 .K35 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 81 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||81|
|LC Control Number||88001909|
Was the Golden Age of Spain in the sixteenth century an illusion? By introducing and examining some of the key issues and themes involved, Henry Kamen offers a balanced discussion of this question. The second edition of this book has been thoroughly revised and rewritten in the light of recent research, while new chapters have been added which /5(13). Music of the Moors in Spain (Al-Andalus, A.D.) origin of Andalusian musical art, its development and influence on Western culture by Yusef Ali -- 8.) Moors and Portugal's global expansion by Edward Scobie -- 9.)/5(19). For over a century Spain controlled the greatest empire the world had ever seen, and its collapse provoked, both then as it does now, a range of analyses over which there has been little agreement. In the second edition of this successful text, Henry Kamen asks: was the Golden Age of Spain in the sixteenth century actually an illusion? By examining some of the key issues involved, . The Spanish Golden Age lasted from to around It began with the end of the Reconquista, Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas, and the publication of Gramática de la lengua castellana (Grammar of the Castilian Language) by Antonio de Nebrija, the first person to study Spanish and set the grammar rules — in fact, Nebrija’s work was the first grammar study of any.
In , Oxford University Press published a book by Chris Lowney, “A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain.” The author asked me to write a blurb, and it was included on the back cover of the book. Here is what I wrote: “Chris Lowney has written a meaningful book about interfaith cooperation and interfaith antagonism in medieval Spain. The Golden Age of the Moor book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This work examines the debt owed by Europe to the Moors f /5(9). Nevertheless, it was a Golden Age in a relative sense. It was certainly golden relative to the treatment of the Jews in France and the Rhineland at that time. But in comparison to American Jewry it was far from a Golden Age. American Jews would find it hard to adapt to the problems that beset the Jewish community in Spain at that time. Sephardic Jews trace their origins to Spain and Portugal. They enjoyed a renaissance in these lands until their expulsion from Spain in , when they settled in the countries along the Mediterranean, throughout the Ottoman Empire, in the Balkans, and in the lands of North Africa, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, mixing with the Mizrahi, or Oriental, Jews already in these s: 5.
Spain's Golden Age is one of the great historical paradoxes. At the beginning of the Golden Age, Spain had a prosperous Empire that stretched from the Phillipines in the East, to the Americas and southern Italy and the Flanders in Europe. Her military and economic might reigned supreme. Yet by the end of this century, Spain's power was in rapid /5(5). Buy The Golden Age: The Spanish Empire of Charles V by Thomas, Hugh (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: (shelved 1 time as spanish-golden-age-lit) avg rating — 5, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Recent well-known works by him include "The Spanish Inquisition (Yale University Press, )," "Philip of Spain (Yale University Press, ), "and "Spain""As Road to Empire (Allen Lane, ). Bibliographic information.