This bibliography is a companion reading list for all of my tours to Spain and Portugal. 

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History & Architecture

Barrucand, Marianne and Achim Bednorz.  (2007). Moorish Architecture in Andalusia.  Koln: Taschen Books.

Birmingham, David.  (1993). A Concise History of Portugal.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Collins, Roger.  (1998). Oxford Archaeological Guides: Spain.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Fletcher, Richard.  (1992). Moorish Spain.  Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Gerber, Jane S.  (1992). The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience. New York:  Free Press.

Hoag, John.  (1967). Western Islamic Architecture.  New York: George Braziller, Inc.

Irwin, Robert.  (2004). The Alhambra.  London: ProfileBooks.

Jacobs, Michael and Francisco Fernández. (2000). Alhambra.  New York: Rizzoli.

Kennedy, Hugh.  (1996). Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of al-Andalus.  London and New York: Longman.

Khalili, Nasser D.  (2005). Islamic Art & Culture: A Visual History.  Woodstock & New York. Overlook Press.

Lowney, Chris.  (2005). A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment.  New York: Free Press.

Lyons, Jonathan. (2009). The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Menocal, María Rosa. (2002). The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Nash, Elizabeth.  (2005). Seville, Córdoba and Granada:  A Cultural History.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Reston, Jr., James.  (2006). Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition and the Defeat of the Moors.  New York: Anchor Books.

Richards, John S.  (1998). The Romans in Spain.  Malden: Blackwell.

Shrady, Nicholas.  (2008). The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.  New York: Viking Penguin.

Yeomans, Richard. (1999). The Story of Islamic Architecture. New York: NYU Press. 


Blackburn, Paul, (1998). El Cid: A Modern Translation with Notes.  Norman: University Of Oklahoma Press.  

Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote.  (1665).  A new translation by Edith Grossman ; Introduction by Harold Bloom..  New York: Ecco (2005). 

Franzen, Cola, ed. (1998). Poems of Arab Andalusia.  Citylights: New York.

Gregory, Phillipa. (2005). The Constant Princess.Touchstone: New York.

Irving, Washington. (1828). Tales of Alhambra.