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Ornament of the World 2x60

The history of medieval Spain is typically cast as an epic battle between local Christians and their Muslim invaders, with a small Jewish community caught in the middle, but a closer look reveals a much richer story of a shared culture that gave birth to the Enlightenment. Based on Maria Rosa Menocal’s best-selling book of the same name, The Ornament of the World explores the complexities and contradictions of a time when Muslims, Christians, and Jews coexisted, collaborated, competed, fought, and flourished on the Iberian Peninsula, forging a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences—an extraordinary chapter in world history that has come to be known as Convivencia.