SWORD OF THE ALHAMBRA A TALE OF ANCIENT SPAIN

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Sword Of The Alhambra A Tale Of Ancient Spain

Author : Joseph Anthony
ISBN : 9780990845621
Genre : Fiction
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This is the story of a mighty warrior who fought against all odds to preserve a civilization. Rich in the drama and intrigue of 15th century Spain, Joseph Anthony’s cinematic debut novel poses challenging political and moral questions that are equally relevant today. If you crave action-packed historical fiction, this is one book you won’t want to put down.
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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : BL:A0022529215
Genre : Andalusia (Spain)
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The Story Of Moors In Spain

Author : Stanley Lane-Poole
ISBN : 9788027244812
Genre : History
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. In 711 the Islamic Moors of Arab and Berber descent in North Africa crossed the Strait of Gibraltar onto the Iberian Peninsula, and in a series of raids they conquered Visigothic Christian Hispania and founded the first Muslim countries in Europe. Contents: The Last of the Goths The Wave of Conquest The People of Andalusia A Young Pretender The Christian Martyrs The Great Khalif The Holy War The City of the Khalif The Prime Minister The Berbers in Power My Cid the Challenger The Kingdom of Granada The Fall of Granada Bearing the Cross
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Tales Of The Alhambra Chronicle Of The Conquest Of Granada

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9788027202515
Genre : History
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"Tales of the Alhambra" is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories about the Moors and Spaniards. Through these stories, sketches and essays it is described the author's journey through Spain in Andalusia, where he gives a general description of the country and people. The collection consists of around 30 Tales about the Alhambra, the city castle of the last Moorish rulers in Al-Andalus. The stories are dealing, for the most part, with after-Moorish period in which the Alhambra has been managed as a possession of the Spanish kings and was left to decay. "Tales of the Alhambra” is translated into many languages and is considered one of the most important works of the author. During Irving's stay in Spain, after the success of his previous books, he was invited to stay at the palace of the Duke of Gor, who gave him unfettered access to his library containing many medieval manuscripts. It took him just a year to complete The Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada. The book is covering the long process of banishing the Moors from Spain and Portugal. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. Irving also served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9781633554795
Genre : Fiction
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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.
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