Pascual de Gayangos : A Nineteenth-century Spanish Arabist (Hardcover)

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Pascual de Gayangos (1809-97), celebrated Spanish Orientalist and polymath, is recognised as the father of the modern school of Arabic studies in Spain. He gave Islamic Spain its own voice, for the first time representing Spain's 'other' from 'within' not from without. This collection, the first major study of Gayangos, celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Covering a wide range of subjects, it reflects the multiple fields in which Gayangos was involved: scholarship on the culture of Islamic and Christian Spain; history, literature, art; conservation and preservation of national heritage; formation of archives and collections; education; tourism; diplomacy and politics. Amalgamating and understanding Gayangos's multiple identities, it reinstates his importance for cultural life in nineteenth-century Spain, Britain and North America.
In the course of this book, Gayangos is shown to be a figure with many facets and several intellectual lives: Arabist, historian, liberal, researcher, editor, numismatist, traveller, translator, diplomat, perhaps a spy, a generous collaborator and one of Spain's greatest bibliophiles.

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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748635474
SKU 211872449
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0748635475
Release Date 7/21/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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