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The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance

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An illuminating biography of Alfonso X, the 13th-century philosopher-king whose affinity for Islamic culture left an indelible mark on Western civilization "If I had been present at the Creation," the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, "Many faults in the universe would have been avoided." Known as El Sabio , "the Wise," Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King , celebrated historian ...

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The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance
2015, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465066995

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