History of Alhambra
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Published by A.W. Cawston in Alhambra [Calif.] .
Written in English


  • Alhambra (Calif.) -- History.,
  • Alhambra (Calif.) -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam M. Northrup, Newton W. Thompson, editors; Ethel W. Bishop, associate editor and compiler. In two parts, narrative and biographical.
ContributionsThompson, Newton Warner, 1865-, Bishop, Ethel Woodbridge.
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22962418M

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Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus in , Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain/5.   The Alhambra is an ancient palace, fortress and citadel located in Granada, Spain. The eighth-century-old site was named for the reddish walls and towers that. Designed as a military zone at the beginning, the Alhambra became the royal residence and court of Granada in the midth century after the establishment of the Nasrid Kingdom and the construction of the first palace by the founding king Mohammed ibn Yusuf Ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. A couple of years later, while in London, Irving wrote "The Alhambra," describing his idiosyncratic hosts, recounting the millennium-old history of the Moorish occupation, and transcribing fresh versions of the palace's medieval legends and myths, many of which resemble stories from the "Arabian Nights."/5(8).

  In this book, Michael Jacobs takes a fresh look at the Alhambra and the potent mythology that has grown up around it. He details the history of this spectacular monument â the ruling families who lived in the palaces, the capturing and recapturing of the region, and the sometimes-fanciful tales that surround the Alhambra/5(27). This book unearthed the full glory of Alhambra when it was bustling with life between two cultures. The grandiose fortress was once the envy of neighboring kingdoms. Revisit old fortress and gardens. Also, this book will tell you why it was considered as Paradise on Earth. The Alhambra (Wonders of the World). Buy Alhambra: The History and Legacy of the Moors’ Most Famous Palace in Spain by Charles River Editors (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(4). The first historical documents known about the Alhambra date from the 9th century and they refer to Sawwar ben Hamdun who, in the year , had to seek refuge in the Alcazaba, a fortress, and had to repair it due to the civil fights that were destroying the Caliphate of Cordoba, to which Granada then belonged. This site subsequently started to be extended and populated, although not yet as much as .