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  • Illinois professor examines lasting legacy of al-Andalus for Arabs, Muslims today

    Headshot of Eric Calderwood with a white railing and building and a palm tree in the background.

    The influence of al-Andalus and the image of it as a tolerant multicultural society are reflected in diverse ways in politics and art today, writes comparative and world literature professor Eric Calderwood in his new book, “On Earth or in Poems: The Many Lives of al-Andalus.”

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