The Alhambra

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Bracebridge Hall Tales Of A Traveller The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 0940450593
Genre : Literary Collections
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The author oberves with a sharp eye the lives and customs of English, German, and Spanish gentry and villagers
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The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : UIUC:30112002844899
Genre : Discoveries in geography
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The Alhambra

Author : Robert Irwin
ISBN : 9780674063600
Genre : Electronic books
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The Alhambra is the only Muslim palace to have survived since the Middle Ages and has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In his absorbing new book, Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its history and allure.
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The Alhambra

Author : Frederick P. Bargebuhr
ISBN : 9783110818598
Genre : History
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The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9785876499035
Genre : History
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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9785881814243
Genre : History
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Selected for use in schools. With an introduction and explanatory notes.
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The Alhambra And The Kremlin

Author : Samuel Irenæus Prime
ISBN : UOM:39015048991627
Genre : Architecture
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Son Of The Alhambra

Author : Erika Spivakovsky
ISBN : 9781477303139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504–1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power politics in the first post-Machiavellian decades. This account of Mendoza's diplomatic career is a living commentary on the mid-sixteenth century, the time of the Spanish Inquisition and the Reformation, with its upheavals in the European balance of power. Mendoza served as ambassador of Charles V to Venice and Rome and as governor of Siena. His political life complements the reign of the Emperor whose ambition was to become a universal monarch. An interesting contradiction in Mendoza's thought—his humanist theories versus personal ambition—prevented him from successful implemention of tyrannical imperial policies. His role in the government of the Holy Roman Empire shows how the exertion of imperialist power, humanist ethics notwithstanding, inevitably entails corruption, hypocrisy, greed, and imbalance in the one who tries to wield this power. Gifted to the point of universal genius, Mendoza was perhaps the foremost representative of the splendid but little-known epoch of Spanish humanism, the era between the death of Queen Isabel (1504) and the abdication of her grandson Charles V (1556). Spain's short-lived Renaissance came to an abrupt end with the accession of Philip II and the almost simultaneous onset of the Counter Reformation. To this changed Spain, under monolithic thought control now exacted and enforced by monarch and Inquisition, Mendoza returned to live the last third of his life, mostly in obscurity, and in the last few years in royal disgrace. Based on primary sources, this first biography of Mendoza in English also examines the relevance of some of Don Diego's disputed literary works to the legend that grew up around him as a spokesman for latent unorthodox opinion.
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The Alhambra A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 0353046434
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Jewish Remnants In Spain

Author : Sidney David Markman
ISBN : 9780972723701
Genre : History
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Beginning with a brief summary of Spanish Jewry, the work considers twenty-five pre-Expulsion Jewish communities. The few remnants of the transcendent history of the Jews in Spain can be considered prophetic of what was to transpire in twentieth-century Europe. The institutionalized legal process, which led to the Holy Office of the Inquisition and the Edict of Expulsion in 1492, carried out a plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Jewish Remnants in Spain may serve as a guidebook for tourists, especially Jewish tourists. The 183 in situ illustrations included are the author's original work.
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