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Spain's farewell to Islam

06 July 2017 | by Andrew Breeze

 

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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