The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
By María Rosa Menocal
“Menocal demonstrates that despite the intractable differences among these three religions they shared a belief that their contradictions could be productive and positive.”
– Publishers Weekly
This enthralling history, widely hailed as a revelation of a “lost” golden age, brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where for more than seven centuries Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and where literature, science, and the arts flourished.
Together with Voxfire, a distinctive trio of early music vocalists, PCM faculty and friends reprise our 2009 Mansions & Music concert of the same name. Repertoire includes music from medieval Andalusia, celebrating Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions.
Date, performers, venue, and repertoire subject to change.
The Ornament of the World may be ordered through Vroman’s Bookstore.