Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Classic of the Month: The Story of the Moors in Spain

Cosimo's Classic of the Month for April, The Story of the Moors in Spain by Stanley Lane-Poole and Arthur Gilman depicts the history of the Moorish Empire in Andalusia, chronicling the rise and fall of the Islamic empire, and with it the stymie of a "civilized and enlightened State." Stanley Lane-Poole catalogues the art, architecture, religion, science, and industry that flourished with the establishment of the Islamic regime in Spain. This 1866 classic text, complete with original illustrations, is still relevant today as it increases our understanding for Spain's history as well as the role Islam played in that part of Europe.

Some recent praise from Amazon reviewers for The Story of the Moors in Spain:

"A debt of gratitude is certainly in order to the eminent historian Stanley Lane Poole for his voluminous literary contribution to Moorish/Islamic culture and history. Lane Poole was a pioneer whose works in his field not only carried the standard of the era, but were nonpariel in his day."

"This book is over a hundred years old and relevant probably more so now than in all the time since it was written."

About Stanley Lane-Poole:
Born in 1854 in London, England, Stanley Lane-Poole was a British historian, orientalist, and archaeologist. Lane-Poole worked in the British Museum from 1874 to 1892, thereafter researching Egyptian archaeology in Egypt. From 1897 to 1904 he was a professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. Before his death in 1931, Lane-Poole authored dozens of books, including the first book of the Arabic-English Lexicon started by his uncle, E.W. Lane. 

Cosimo is proud to present this title in both paperback and hardcover with many online bookstores around the world.

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