12/21/2005

The New York Review of Books: The Truth About Muslims

The New York Review of Books: The Truth About Muslims

Sometime in the early 1140s a scholar from northern Italy made an arduous crossing of the Alps and the Pyrenees and eventually arrived in the newly reconquered Spanish town of Toledo. There Gerard of Cremona was given the position of canon at the cathedral, formerly the Friday Mosque, which had recently been seized from the town's Muslims.
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