The Arts of Intimacy

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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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The Arts of Intimacy

The Arts of Intimacy

Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture

Hardback395pp Illustrated253x175mm

9780300106091     Product Code: 284536

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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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