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About Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe. The lemon tree, the water wheel and Aristotle's lost philosophy all arrived in Europe through Islamic Spain, as did algebra and the beginnings of modern medicine, science and poetry.

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