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21 March 2016 @ 10:13 pm
The First Muslims in England  
Sixteenth-century Elizabethan England has always had a special place in the nation's understanding of itself. But few realise that it was also the first time that Muslims began openly living, working and practising their faith in England, writes Jerry Brotton.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35843991
 
 
 
Spackle: stack of books and also teaspacklegeek on March 22nd, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
This is one of those aspects of history I find absolutely fascinating and rather unsurprising. Thanks for sharing!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on March 23rd, 2016 05:30 am (UTC)
Glad to have been of service!
Ten O'Clock Medievalist: even more inappropriate monk lovetarimanveri on March 23rd, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is fascinating. I immediately tried to buy the book, only to discover that it's not out yet, sigh.

I have to find some way to work this into my teaching (it's English Reformation/English Atlantic day next Wednesday, surely I can do it), even if it's just "I'M SENDING YOU A LINK TO A SUPER INTERESTING ARTICLE, READ IT, READ IT!"

In other words, thanks for bringing this to my attention!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on March 26th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
Glad to help! I think sending a link is a perfectly reputable way of alerting students to things that don't make it into the lecture (although if I want my students to check their email, I often have to tell them during class that I will be sending out an email; kids these days &c).