Forgotten voyages of 1492

February 1992
U.S. News & World Report;2/17/92, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p39
Presents an essay by Fouad Ajami recalling how Spain expelled the Jews and the Moors in the same year that Christopher Columbus set sail, and changed the Old World. The trouble Don Isaac Abrabanel had at court in Portugal in 1484; King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella's offer to allow Don Isaac to stay in Spain if he converted to Christianity from his Jewish heritage; The legend of Moorish Spain; Why the civilization of Islam was eclipsed by Europe in the 17th century.


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