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The Alhambra

Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"The Alhambra is the only Muslim palace to have survived from the Middle Ages. Built by a bloody and threatened dynasty of Muslim Spain, it was preserved as a monument to the triumph of Christianity. Every day tourists in their thousands are entranced by its superb site, its towers and courts, its fountained gardens, its honeycombed ceilings and its intricate tile work. Much of what they see is the invention of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Irwin
ISBN: 0674015681 9780674015685 9780674060333 0674060334
OCLC Number: 54974589
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 213 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: The fairy-tale palace? --
Poisoned paradise --
A palace to think in --
The romance of the Moor.
Responsibility: Robert Irwin.

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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,  Read more...

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The only Muslim palace to survive in the West, the Alhambra, a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens set against the mountain backdrop of Granada, has been fixed in travelers' imaginations Read more...

 
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