Almost Home

Author: Githa Hariharan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632060612
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“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under circumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty.” —JM Coetzee What does a medieval city in South India have in common with Washington, D.C.? How do people in Kashmir envision the freedom they long for? To whom does Delhi, city of grand monuments and hidden slums, actually belong? And what makes a city, or any place, home? In ten intricately wrought essays, renowned author Githa Hariharan takes readers on an eye-opening journey across time and place, exploring the history, landscape, and people that have shaped the world’s most fascinating and fraught cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s playful and powerful writing about journeys and cities, Harihan combines memory, cultural criticism, and history to sculpt fascinating, layered stories about the places around the world—from Delhi, Mumbai, and Kashmir to Palestine, Algeria, and eleventh-century Córdoba, from Tokyo to New York and Washington. In narrating the lives of these places’ vanquished and marginalized, she plumbs the depths of colonization and nation-building, poverty and war, the struggle for human rights, and the day-to-day business of survival. Almost Home: Finding a Place in the World from Kashmir to New York presents a new kind of travel writing that is intellectually adventurous but never detached, couched in personal experience but deeply engaged in the world, inviting the reader to make surprising connections with her own sense of home.

The Lead Books Of Granada

Author: E. Drayson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137358858
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Hailed as early Christian texts as important as the Dead Sea Scrolls, yet condemned by the Vatican as Islamic heresies, the Lead books of Granada, written on discs of lead and unearthed on a Granadan hillside, weave a mysterious tale of duplicity and daring set in the religious crucible of sixteenth-century Spain. This book evaluates the cultural status and importance of these polyvalent, ambiguous artefacts which embody many of the dualities and paradoxes inherent in the racial and religious dilemmas of Early Modern Spain. Using the words of key individuals, and set against the background of conflict between Spanish Christians and Moriscos in the late fifteen-hundreds, The Lead Books of Granada tells a story of resilient resistance and creative ingenuity in the face of impossibly powerful negative forces, a resistance embodied by a small group of courageous, idealistic men who lived a double life in Granada just before the expulsion of the Moriscos.

In The Iberian Peninsula And Beyond

Author: José Alberto R. Silva Tavim
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443883204
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This book is the result of two scientific encounters hosted by the University of Évora in 2012, with the theme “Muslims and Jews in Portugal and the Diaspora. Identities and Memories (16th–17th centuries)”, and co-financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology, and by FEDER, through “Eixo I” of the “Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade” (POFC) of QREN (COMPETE). Beginning with an analysis of the forced conversion of Iberian Jews and Muslims, this volume examines the effects of this on their respective diasporas, focusing on a variety of approaches, from language and culture to identity discourses and interchanges between those communities.

Spanish Medieval Ceramics In Spain And The British Isles

Author: Christopher M. Gerrard
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
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A collection of 32 papers looking at the trade and economic connections between Britain and Spain from 1200 to 1600, as documented by ceramic finds. The pottery itself is of interest not only for its beautiful designs but also as a marker of the cultural change and development which was occuring in Medieval Spain, with much evidence of muslim influence and craftsmanship. Well illustrated: papers in English include a summary in Spanish and vice versa.

The Hand Of Fatima

Author: Ildefonso Falcones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0385618344
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1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors and have painted the town in victims' blood. Our hero Hernando, an Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his step-father for his 'tainted' heritage and banished to live in the stables. Hernando has an affinity with horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the king of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish king Philip II. He meets Fatima, a young girl with black eyes who will become the love of his life. But his step-father marries her instead and forces Hernando into slavery where he befriends many Christians. He hatches a grand plan to reconcile the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity.

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Historia De Los Vandos De Los Zegris Y Abencerrages Caualleros Moros De Granada De Las Ciuiles Guerras Y Batallas Entre Moros Y Christianos Hasta Que El Rey Don Fernando Quinto La Gano Agora Nuevamente Sacado De Un Libro Arabigo Cuyo Autor De Vista Fue Aben Hamin Traduzido Or Rather Written Por G Perez De Hita Etc Segunda Parte De Las Guerras Civiles De Granada Y De Los Crueles Vandos Con El Leuantamiento De Todo El Regno Y Ultima Reuelion En 1568 Por G Perez De Hita Etc

Author: Ginés PÉREZ DE HITA
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Cathedral Of The Sea

Author: Ildefonso Falcones
Publisher: CCV Digital
ISBN: 9781409057673
Size: 68.40 MB
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