Astronomy in the Medieval Spanish Jewish Community
Goldstein, Bernard R.
Between Demonstration and Imagination: Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy Presented to John D. North (1999)
Spain was unusual in the Middle Ages as a meeting ground for Muslims, Christians and Jews. In particular, it is now customary to look back to a “Golden Age” of Jewish culture from the tenth to the twelfth centuries partly under Muslim domination and partly under Christian domination although in that period the Jewish community faced real crisis. Nevertheless, the Jewish elite was more integrated into the dominant culture in Spain than anywhere else in the Middle Ages.