The Alhambra by Robert Irwin

Description: 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.

The history of medieval Spain is, more than anything else, the struggle for supremacy in that peninsula between the Muslims and Christians. For centuries after the Arab and Berber invasion in the early eighth century, almost all of Spain and Portugal lay under Muslim rule.


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