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Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree is a historical novel by British Pakistani writer Tariq Ali, first published in 1992

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree is a historical novel by British Pakistani writer Tariq Ali, first published in 1992. The first of Ali’s Islam quintet, a series of historical novels about the confrontations between Islamic and Christian cultures, this novel is set shortly after the reconquista of Kingdom of Granada in Muslim Spain by the army of Ferdinand and Isabella in the late fifteenth century.

I knew what was coming in Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, although I was also surprised. This novel by Tariq Ali is the first book in the Islam Quintet, a series of stand alone novels based on different periods of Islamic history

I knew what was coming in Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, although I was also surprised. We are the good guys. Reading Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree turned the story line I'd learned in grade school on its head. This novel by Tariq Ali is the first book in the Islam Quintet, a series of stand alone novels based on different periods of Islamic history. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree takes place in Granada, Al Andalous, Spain 1499, a time when when the Castilian Christians had just taken over Granada, the last of the Arab-Muslim cities. Anyone familiar with this time in history will know that these stories will always be sad.

Tariq Ali. If necessary we must permit Providence to avail itself of the darkness of the dungeon and pour the light of the true faith on the benighted minds of these infidels. ecessor, tried other methods and failed. Personally, I believe that the decision to publish the Latin-Arabic dictionary was misguided but enough said on that question. That phase is mercifully over, and with it, I trust, the illusion that these infidels will come to us through learning and rational discourse. You look displeased, Excellency

Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendour of Muslim Spain. an enthralling story, unravelled with thrift and verve.

Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendour of Muslim Spain. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree is quizzical as well as honest, informative as well as enjoyable, real history as well as fiction. a book to be relished and devoured.

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The Islam Quintet: Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, The Book of Saladin, The Stone Woman, A Sultan in. .This meant the systematic destruction of all their books. Oral traditions would survive for a while, till the Inquisition plucked away the offending tongues.

The Islam Quintet: Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, The Book of Saladin, The Stone Woman, A Sultan in Palermo, and Night of the Golden Butterfly. Tariq Ali. The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization. If not himself, then someone else would have had to organize this necessary bonfire-somebody who understood that the future had to be secured through firmness and discipline and not through love and education, as those imbecile Dominicans endlessly proclaimed.

A novel of the deep roots of the clash between Islam and the WestThe savagery of the Reconquest tore apart the world of the Banu Hudayl family. For the doomed Muslims of ry Spain, the approaching forces of Christendom bring not peace but the sword. Capturing the brutality of a war both military and cultural-and the price paid by the innocent-Tariq Ali opens his Islam Quintet with a harrowing and profound historical fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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People Who Read Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. All human frailty and nobility is her. n imaginative tour de force. Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendour of Muslim Spai. n enthralling story, unravelled with thrift and verve. Particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom. This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well.

Comments: (7)
Jaberini
1499. Zuhayr bin Umar and his brother Yazid, sister Hind, are the generation that sees the ‘final solution’ of the Catholic church and Christian rulers for the “Muslim problem” of the 15th and 16th Century. Though the Moors had inhabited much of Iberia for the past few hundred years; though the Moors skills and knowledge in most areas of science and mathematics far surpassed that of their Christian neighbors; though the Moors offered no threat other than their mere presence; though all these factors would seem to be in the Moors’ favor, the “Ximenes de Cisneros had always believed that the heathen could only be eliminated as a force if their culture was completely erased,” and so their art, their writing, their lives, even, were destroyed. Some Moslems departed Spain. Some converted to Christianity. Some pretended conversion. And some fought back. Many of the latter two groups died.
Usishele
I bought this book, along with the Stone woman, with great excitement. Getting an inside look into a living, breathing Moorish Spain was certain to be a delight, more so with the pen of a writer as capable as Tariq Ali.

Certainly, he paints a vivid picture of Moorish Spain. That much i can say without doubt. However, after reading The Stone Woman, and then reading this book, it seems to me that Tariq Ali has a unhealthy obsession with narrating the most absurd of sexual escapades. I don't doubt for a second these escapades may have happened - especially in the Aristocratic class in a decaying Ottomon Empire - however, there's something to be said if the author can only grab my attention by the most fantastic of marital affairs.

There's simply no depth to the characters in this novel. I can't connect with any of them. Maybe i'm spoiled by the profound relationships and immense emotional depth in the writings of Khaled Hosseini, maybe that is the reason why this novel simply fails to satiate me.

As a history buff, this book does its just incredibly well in recreating Moorish Spain in its last days. As a novel trying to retain my interest throughout with living, breathing characters whom i care about, i'm disappointed to say, this novel simply fails to deliver.

I would recommend The Stone Woman, but this particular novel, i would not.
Peras
We in the West tend to forget or ignore the huge contributions to learning and science provided by Arabic scholars. This novel, which takes place at the end of seven hundred years of Arab occupation of southern Spain -- mostly Andalucía-- provides a stunning reminder of that era. The story is told predominantly from the point of view of a young boy in a Muslim household outside of Granada. As so often, when the Muslim world and the Christian --specifically Catholic here -- clash, the results are ugly and far from uplifting. Well-written and engaging. I would highly recommend this book.
Pameala
Very well written. An incredible time and people destroyed. You read it with a sense of foreboding. You know what happens at the end. Tragic and beautiful.
Makaitist
A mesmerizing look at Muslim Spain during the Reconquest, from the perspective of the re-conquered. The disconnect between Ferdinand and Isabella's actual orders and the way they were implemented by the local Spanish Inquisition is fascinating. The idyllic home life of the Muslim village nobility is enchanting. The brutality of the Catholic violence is appalling. And the one-page epilogue is tantalizing. A book to include in any curriculum of wars from the perspective of the attacked....
X-MEN
This novel recounts the fate of the Muslims after they were defeated in Spain in the late 15th century. A new to me piece of that frightful history, so I was engrossed although I cannot say the novel is a great piece of literary art. Definitely worth reading.
playboy
This was not an easy read. I found the many similar names confusing, due to my own ignorance of the Arabic language. It was, however a story giving much insight and appreciation of the Arab history
Have been reaing a lot about Spain. Enjoyed this book so much I will now read the rest of the series. Author has a style that engages you to keep reading. Many nights I read too late!..Good book if you are enterested in Spain. Interesting to learn of the lives of the Spanish moors and the culture that added to Spains.
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