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The Alhambra and The conquest of Spain.

Washington Irving

The Alhambra and The conquest of Spain.

by Washington Irving

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Published by American Publishers Corp. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesThe conquest of Spain.
SeriesCentury Series
The Physical Object
Pagination212, 138 p.
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14472200M
OCLC/WorldCa11246189

The Sketch Book/The Crayon Papers/A History of New York, 2: Tales of a Traveller/Bracebridge Hall/Abbotsford/Wolfert's Roost, 3: Life and Voyages of Coumbus, 4: Oliver Goldsmith/Mahomet/Moorish Chronicles, 5: Astoria/Capt. Bonneville/Salmagundi, 6: Alhambra/Conquest of Granada/Conquest of Spain/Spanish Voyages. 6 BOOK SET. Washington Irving.   "Tales of the Alhambra” is translated into many languages and is considered one of the most important works of the author. During Irving's stay in Spain, after the success of his previous books, he was invited to stay at the palace of the Duke of Gor, who gave him unfettered access to his library containing many medieval : Musaicum Books.

Book/Printed Material | Photo, Print, Drawing Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra, / from drawings taken on the spot in by Jules Goury, and in and by Owen Jones. With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions, and an historical notice of the kings of Granada from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Pasqual de. The Moors in Spain is an overview of the Moorish conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. Stanley Edward Lane-Poole ( - ), the author, was a noted British archaeologist. Stanley Edward Lane-Poole ( - ), the author, was a noted British archaeologist.

  The Alcazaba of Alhambra is one of the oldest parts of today's complex to be reconstructed after years of neglect. It is a massive structure. Alhambra was expanded into a royal residential palaces or alcazars beginning in and the rule of the Nasrites, a Muslim domination that ended in The Christian ruling class during the Renaissance modified, renovated, and expanded Alhambra.   Irving stayed at the Alhambra for three months in and jotted down notes concerning its history and legends. Early in his visit, Irving was accosted by Mateo Ximenes, a credulous and indigent "son of the Alhambra" who soon proves a worthy and endearing companion, a guide to secret chambers, and a conveyor of whimsical traditions/5(5).


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It took him just a year to complete The Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada. The book is covering the long process of banishing the Moors from Spain and Portugal. Washington Irving () was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century/5(45). The Alhambra; A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards AND Legends of the Conquest of Spain Hardcover – January 1, by Washington Irving (Author)2/5(1).

OCLC Number: Description:, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm. Series Title: Complete works of Washington Irving. Other Titles: Conquest of Granada. Upon his arrival in Granada, Spain, American author Washington Irving was immediately charmed by the city's beauty and picturesque qualities.

While researching a book on the conquest of Granada, he gained access to the Alhambra Palace, which had fallen into disrepair after years of neglect. A visit to the Alhambra is not complete in my opinion without Mr.

Irving's book in the pocket, retracing his steps in the gardens of Generalife or gazing out El Mirador de Lindaraja.

The book starts with a chapter on Andaluzia, the southernmost province of Spain and the /5. Battles and Bombs: The Palace of Alhambra. The Alhambra is located in the Albayzin, or Arab Quarter of Granada.

It was originally built as a fortress in the 11th century but was transformed by the Nazrids into a sumptous palace for the Sultan. It's one of the best examples of Moorish architecture in the world. The Alhambra ; The conquest of Granada ; The conquest of Spain ; Spanish voyages of discovery: : Washington Irving: Libros en idiomas extranjerosFormat: Tapa blanda.

The conquest of the last Muslim kingdom of Spain in Granada – whose king, Boabdil, is the subject of Elizabeth Drayson’s charming and eye-opening The Moor’s Last Stand –.

Conquest of Granada book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First published inthis acclaimed classic describes the s /5. This dramatic tale recounts the brutal wars of the Alpujarras after the conquest of the city of Granada. It´s a must read for those interested in the history of the kingdom of Al Andalus.

Hernando the main character is a Moorish boy, son of a Christian father with blue eyes. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus inWashington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain/5().

By Washington Irving was officially appointed Minister of Spain, due in large part to the contacts he had made in the region 15 years before.

Published in and respectively, the revised reprints of Irving’s The Alhambra and The Conquest of Granada were intended as gift-books. Consequently their designs, while simple, are pleasing. History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab-Moors: With a Sketch of the Civilization which They Achieved, and Imparted to Europe, Volume 2 Henry Coppée Little, Brown, - Arabs - pages.

The Alhambra: A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and the Spaniards, by the Author of "the Sketch Book." JuneGordon Pr Pubs Hardcover. The Alhambra — a magnificent 14th century palace-city built by the Nasrids in the city of Granada — stands as one of the greatest monuments of Islamic Spain, or Al-Andalus.

Using elaborate mosaic decoration that creates the impression of infinity, inscriptions that tell of the greatness of God, and. Description: Upon his arrival in Granada, Spain, American author Washington Irving was immediately charmed by the city's beauty and picturesque qualities.

While researching a book on the conquest of Granada, he gained access to the Alhambra Palace. On spine: Irving's works. With this is bound, as issued, the author's The conquest of Granada. New York [?] Also available in digital form.

Tales of the Alhambra () is a collection of essays, sketches, and stories inspired by his visit to the Alhambra in Granada in Spain.

Irving recounts his travels in Andalusia, adding stories and legends from the locals to his direct observations. The work combines description, myth, and narratives of real historical events.

Book is clean inside, binding is tight, fabric worn on the spine and corners. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of ESSAY, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving.

Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus inWashington Irving travelled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. This carefully crafted ebook: “The Spanish Account: Tales of the Alhambra & Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and Brand: e-artnow. Alhambra (Granada, Spain), Spain -- Description and travel Publisher New York: American Publishers Co.

Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language EnglishPages:   Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in and their amazement /5(6). On January 2,King Boabdil surrendered the city — along with the Alhambra palace — to the Christian Monarchs, heralding the end of years of Muslim rule in Spain.

Charles V (–) undertook a project to rebuild parts of the Alhambra in Renaissance style, though much of his work would be left incomplete.