Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ornament of the World

Finished this last night. It is all about the Andalusian area of Spain where for 700 or more years Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived in peace and the strides that were made in many areas such as science, philosphy, medicine, mathmatics, etc by this co-habitation. Nothing like a good Inquisition to ruin the mood.

Andalusion poetry (yes you can find this on i-tunes) sounds very much like how the Psalms were probably originally sung, and flamenco came from this area.

This is the end of today's lesson!

Now I am reading some fiction: The God of Animals. I will, of course, let you know what I think.

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