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Cities of light : the rise and fall of Islamic Spain

Author: Robert Gardner; Carrie Gardner; Sam Mercurio; Unity Productions Foundation.; Gardner Films, Inc.
Publisher: [Potomac Falls, VA?] : Unity Productions Foundation, [2007?], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of Islamic Spain. Tells how in Southern Spain the Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together and thrived, and the seeds of the Renaissance were sown, but within a few centuries the fragile union of these people dissipated and the time of tolerance was lost forever.
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Historical films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gardner; Carrie Gardner; Sam Mercurio; Unity Productions Foundation.; Gardner Films, Inc.
ISBN: 9780979885709 0979885701
OCLC Number: 180877378
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: A documentary film co-produced by Unity Productions Foundation and Gardner Films.
Special features: Lesson plans and facilitator's guides in PDF format.
Bonus features include "The Making of Cities of Light" and "The Architecture of Cities of Light."
Credits: Producer/director, Robert Gardner ; writer, Carrie Gardner ; director of photography, Nick Gardner ; editor, Jeremy Morrison ; executive producers, Alexander Kronemer, Michael Wolfe.
Performer(s): Narrator: Sam Mercurio.
Event notes: First broadcast on August 22, 2007 on PBS.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.; System requirements for DVD-ROM PDF materials: Adobe Acrobat for PC or Mac, web browser.
Contents: Lesson plans. Vocabulary lesson for Cities of light / Ernest O'Roark --
Viewer's guide for Cities of light / Eileen Wood --
Reading a historical map sequence / Ernest O'Roark --
Timeline of medieval Spain / Ernest O'Roark --
Cities of light : viewer's guide discussion questions / Ernest O'Roark and Eileen Wood --
Factors contributing to tolerance and intolerance in the history of Al-Andalus / Ernest O'Roark --
Synectics : concluding activity on Al-Andalus / Eileen Wood --
Roundtable on applying the film's message to our times / Susan Douglas --
The geography of the Islamic empire and Al-Andalus / Ernest O'Roark --
Historical background : the Abrahamic faiths / Susan Douglass --
Achievements and contributions of Al-Andalus : exploration of material culture and science / Susan Douglass --
Andalusian poetry / Susan Douglass --
Legacies and transfers : the story of transfer of knowledge from Islamic Spain to Europe / Susan Douglass --
Will the real El Cid please stand up? / Ernest O'Roark --
Analyzing secondary sources : how do modern historians assess the significance of modern Spain? / Susan Douglass --
Student handout iv : biographies of experts appearing in Cities of light --
Teacher's notes : lessons for classroom use of the film Cities of light and study of medieval Spain --
The sword / by Ernie O'Roark and Betsy Wood.
Responsibility: a film by Robert Gardner ; Unity Productions Foundation.

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Traces the history of Islamic Spain. Tells how in Southern Spain the Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together and thrived, and the seeds of the Renaissance were sown, but within a few centuries the fragile union of these people dissipated and the time of tolerance was lost forever.

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