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Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain Paperback

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt) (January 8, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271022477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271022475
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,660,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Ruggles's always clear narrative interweaves all the fundamental threads of the historical and political events necessary to fully appreciate the cultural bases of everything that had to do with that dramatic transformation of the Iberian landscape. She seems as at home talking about the changing yields of crop harvests as about the variations in the concepts of paradise as a garden across different cultures." --Maria Rosa Menocal, Yale University, The Medieval Review

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D. Fairchild Ruggles is Associate Professor in Landscape History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the editor of Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies (SUNY, forthcoming).

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Daland on September 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
I own the hardcover version of this book. This is a fascinating topic. The writing in this book is beautiful: rich, concise, informed.

This book is serious scholarship, but much of it is accessible to the interested layperson. I highly recommend this book.
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