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Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe. The lemon tree, the water wheel and Aristotle's lost philosophy all arrived in Europe through Islamic Spain, as did algebra and the beginnings of modern medicine, science and poetry.

Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

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Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.

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    Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.

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    "Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain" tells the epic story of one of the world’s great civilizations: the European Islamic civilization of Muslim Spain. A thousand years ago in the sun washed lands of Southern Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together and thrived. Their culture and beliefs were intertwined. Here were the very seeds of the Renaissance.

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