The Arts of Intimacy

    The Arts of Intimacy

    Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture

    Jerrilynn D Dodds; Maria Rosa Menocal; Abigail Krasner Balbale

    Yale University Press 2008

    Hardback 395pp Illustrated 253x175mm

    9780300106091   Product Code: 84536

    From the 11th to the 14th century a unique cultural and linguistic interaction brought together Arabic, Hebrew and Latin traditions in the formation of medieval Castile. The Arts of Intimacy explores Castilian culture, with excerpts from literary texts and abundant illustrations of architecture, epigraphy and calligraphy, to reveal the extent of this cross-fertilization, from chess, the number zero and multilingual literary forms to the Alhambra's intricate geometric artwork.

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