06 July 2017
Spain's farewell to Islam
On 2 January 1492, the siege of Granada ended. The Emir Boabdil, last of the Nasrid rulers, gave the keys of the city to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and then left for exile in North Africa. After nearly 800 years, the brilliance of Muslim Spain was gone for ever. From her Cambridge vantage point, Dr Drayson retells this familiar but dramatic story. Her book is part history, part biography, and wholly readable.
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