Brett, Michael (text), and Werner Forman (photographs) – The Moors. Islam in the West


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(London: Orbis Publishing, 1980)

4to; original black boards lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 128 incl. index; lavishly illustrated in full colour. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and foxed on reverse side; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. In 711 an invading Arab army swept across the Straits of Gibraltar heralding the beginning of a Muslim occupation of Spain which only ended when the Christian kings finally drove the last of the Moors out of Granada in 1492. For over five hundred years Islam was to remain a dominating force in the Iberian peninsula as well as North Africa. … The author’s insight into the workings of the Arab mind and the complexity of Muslim society is complemented by the evocative photography of Werner Forman which perfectly captures the beauty of the landscape as well as the magnificence of the Moorish artistic legacy.””

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