EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster


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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster This book was OK The author's premise is that Spanish culture is imbued with Moorish influences from its long occupation by Arabs b

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    summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jason Webster EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster 9th book for 2016 I have the suspicion that after the success of his first novel on flamenco the author was put under pressure to come up with an idea of a second and having a knowledge of Arabic and having lived in Egypt it probably seemed like a no brainer to write a book exploring the continuing and hidden influence of the Moorish occupation on temporary Spanish society The problem is that there is nothin

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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster As an Arab who had traveled to Spain many times I couldn't help but notice the Arabic influence in Spanish culture I was hoping this book would provide depth but sadly I was disappointed on that front Outside of mere observations of buildings food words that anybody familiar with Arabic culture would make while travelling through

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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster jason Webster who speaks Arabic and Spanish and has a Spanish wife starts off on his journey around Spain with the idea that 800 years of Moorish identity must have left many traces in Spain beyond the obvious ones of architecture and language For many years this was suppressed; the Moors had always been the enemy the other After the Reconuest in 1492 they were first forced to convert and then expelled from Spain

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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster There are some gems in this book about the moorish influence in Spain But for the most part it is tedious

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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster Jason Webster ´ 8 characters Interesting but very unevenly written

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    Jason Webster ´ 8 characters summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jason Webster review Andalus author Jason Webster Exceptional writing in respect of the Moorish influences on Spain and with a contemprary twist in the friendship with Zine the illegal migrant from Morocco some very bad things going on in the south spain in terms of the exploitation of foreign workers I did worry that zine was a bit exaggerated but good story no matter

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    summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jason Webster EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster Jason Webster ´ 8 characters I enjoyed reading about the history of Andalusia Spanish customs and etymology of Spanish words Zine for me was a distraction and an annoying one too He was so unsympathetic using women and behaving violently towards Jason

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    summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jason Webster Jason Webster ´ 8 characters EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster Easy read It was an easy read with some interesting notions Personally didn't feel like much of the associations of language etc were explored in depth and I'm left feeling like I've skirted a topic rather than explored it

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    EBOOK Andalus author Jason Webster Jason Webster ´ 8 characters review Andalus author Jason Webster Al Andalus described with passion and affection by Jason Webster Jason Webster explains the historic important of the debt to the Islamic world in the text of this book as Europe was lifted out of the Dark Ages by Muslims

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This book was OK The author S Premise Is That Spanish premise is that Spanish is imbued With Moorish Influences From Its Moorish influences from its occupation by Arabs but that this is denied or concealed today So he sets off on a road trip to discover the hidden treasures I had a couple of problems with this Just how hidden is a Moorish influence that has produced the Alhambra Seville s Alcazar Cordoba s Great Mosue and many other major monuments He also spends a lot of time pointing out the numerous words in Spanish that have Arabic roots but you can t spend long learning Spanish without becoming aware of this At times his journey seems aimless it s not always clear why he picks the places that he does and some of the people he meets sound as if they might have interesting things to say but he doesn t really dig deep enough He s no Paul Theroux or Colin ThubronAt the beginning of the book he meets Zine an illegal Moroccan immigrant who is effectively doing slave labour on a fruit farm in Almer a Together they escape from a shotgun wielding farmer and set off to explore Spain and find Zine another job I couldn t help feeling he d made Zine up or at least heavily embroidered his story It was just too convenient having him there to represent the position of the Moor in Spanish society today at the bottom of the pile if you hadn t figured that out There are other points in the book that seem too handily symbolic too and it s not particularly well writtenOn the positive side he has a ood summary of how the Arabs reintroduced Greek thought and Arab science mathematics and medicine into Europe after the Dark Ages and of how Ferdinand and Isabella later shot themselves in #the foot by expelling Jews and Muslims from Spain As an Arab who #foot by expelling Jews and Muslims from Spain As an Arab who traveled to Spain many times I couldn t help but notice the Arabic influence in Spanish culture I was hoping this book would provide depth but sadly I was disappointed on that front Outside of mere observations of buildings food words that anybody familiar with Arabic culture would make while travelling through Spain there isn t much to this book However despite my disappointment I still enjoyed reading the book I fe There are some ems in this book about the moorish influence in Spain But for the most part it is tedious Exceptional writing in respect of the Moorish influences on Spain and with a contemprary twist in the friendship with Zine the illegal migrant from Morocco. As Islam and the West prepare to clash once again Jason Webster embarks on a uest to discover Spain's hidden Moorish legacy and lift the lid on a country once forged by both Muslims and Christians He meets Zine a young illegal immigrant from Morocco a twenty first cen. Andalus author Jason Webster

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Ain beyond the obvious ones of architecture and language For many years this was suppressed the Moors had always been architecture and language For many years this was suppressed the Moors had always been enemy the other After the Reconuest in 1492 they were first forced to convert and then expelled from Spain Interesting but very unevenly written I enjoyed reading about the history of Andalusia Spanish customs and etymology of Spanish words Zine for me was a distraction and an annoying one too He was so unsympathetic using women and behaving violently towards Jason I couldn t stand him Al Andalus described with passion and affection by Jason Webster Jason Webster explains the historic important of the debt to the Islamic world in the text of this book as Europe was lifted out of the Dark Ages by Muslims Christians and Jews integrating in Spain creating an important fusion of ancient literatures philosophy mathematics science and medicine that have had a significant impact on Western cultural and intellectual pursuits over the years The wonderful story of Zine the Moor from Morocco and Jasie his English friend and raduate from Oxford University in Arabic languages who travel through Spain and Portugal meeting many people discovering the wonders of this period in history and the Arabic roots of many Spanish words poetry food songs and dance known as flamenco The two friends parted in Casablanca "After A True Adventure "a true adventure unlock the secrets of Moorish Spain We are also taken through Spanish history during the time of the Inuisition that lasted some 300 years when the Jewish and Moorish cultures were obliterated resembling the atrocities of the Nazis against the Jews and others that opposed Fascism and what we are now seeing in the fight against IS the Islamic State After reading this book you can form your own opinion on this fascinating period in history that some say is romanticized and some say it never happened Al Andalus is the root of my culture and many of my values that inspire me to communicate with different religious and ethnic roups in all the continents I have visited This has convinced me to believe in this event in history as a model for Peace between these three religions that are now dividing the world in bloody wars and destruction Jason Webster has the same passion for Al Andalus that I have described in my publicationConvivencia A Model for Peace between Christian Muslim and Jewish Cultures War against ISIS Peace in Syria What nex. H AndalucíaWhile Jason unveils the neglected Arab ancestry of modern Spain apparent in its food language people and culture Zine sets out on his own parallel uest a one man peace mission to resolve Muslim Christian tensions by proving irresistible to Spanish señorit. Some very bad things oing on in the south spain in terms of the exploitation of foreign workers I did worry that zine was a bit exaggerated but ood story no matter if that is the case as he used it to shine a light on modern contradictions He revealed the extent of denial of moorish influence although i did find the linkages to be a bit eneralised at times Some really ood history tho Easy read It was an easy read with some interesting notions Personally didn t feel like much of the associations of language etc were explored in depth with some interesting *Notions Personally Didn Feel Like Much * Personally didn t feel like much the associations of language etc were explored in depth I m left feeling like I ve skirted a topic rather than explored it 9th book for 2016 I have the suspicion that after the success of his first novel on flamenco the author was put under pressure to come up with an idea of a second and having a knowledge of Arabic and having lived in Egypt it probably seemed like a no brainer to write a book exploring the continuing and hidden influence of the Moorish occupation on temporary Spanish society The problem is that there is nothing hidden about the influences that Webster explores He talks about the Arabic origins of many Spanish words as if this is unknown although anyone who studies Spanish knows this 3000 4000 Spanish words originated in Arabic according to Wikipedia He visits obvious tourist sites like Alhambra and the Great Mosue in Cordoba If Webster had really dug deeper into contemporary Moorish Spain this could have been a really interesting book alas this wasn t too be and you ll et as much actually much information from any standard American Literature Student Text guide book On his journeys he is accompanied by Zine an illegal Moroccan farm worker who remains a horny and somewhat pathetic cypher throughout the book I have to admit that at some point I stopped believing in Zine He was just too convenient a character and I strongly suspect if he wasn t fully made up is an amalgam of various people known or heard of by Webster Which if true makes the climax at the end of the book all the irritating for its blatant emotional manipulationI found the writing relatively poor with a occasional better moments Overall I think this is just lazily written There was a better book to be had here but Webster didn t take the time to do it jason Webster who speaks Arabic and Spanish and has a Spanish wife starts off on his journey around Spain with the idea that 800 years of Moorish identity must have left many traces in Sp. Tury Moor lured over with the promise of a job but exploited as a slave labourer on a fruit farm Jason's life is threatened as he investigates the agriculturalulag Zine rescues him and the unlikely pair of writer and desperado take off on a rollercoaster ride throug. .