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Reading Club and literary walk through Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba

From May 18, 2023 until May 20, 2023Check dates and times.
CORDOBA
Central Library (at Calle Ronda del Marrubial s/n) and the headquarters of Casa Árabe (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Check dates and times. Prior registration required. Limited spaces.
Registration using this form.
In Spanish.

In Cordoba on May 18 and 20, we will be getting a closer look at the historical figure Ibn Hazm, combining the formats of a reading club and a literary walk, with the cooperation of Cordoba’s Municipal Network of Libraries. Sign up now to participate.

Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba: Ibn Hazm’s chronicle about the Qurtuba of the Banu Umayya (Utopía Libros, 2016) takes us on a historical journey through the period of greatest splendor during the Caliphate with the scientific rigor of a historian by examining the historical figure Ibn Hazm who, although best-known as a poet (who authored The Ring of the Dove), became a personage who foresaw the Renaissance of the era because of his love of the arts and sciences.

Through a reading club and guided literary walk given by Matilde Cabello, we will get a closer look at one of the most important figures from Moorish Cordoba.

The details on each activity are as follows:

As of April 21: You can pick up the book La Córdoba de Ibn Hazm: Crónica de Ibn Hazm sobre la Qurtuba de los Banu Umayya (Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba: Ibn Hazm’s chronicle about the Qurtuba of the Banu Umayya), by Daniel Valdivieso, at the Central Library.

Thursday, May 18: Reading Club: Sharing about the book at the Central Library facilities, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 20: Literary walk, in which some of the settings which appear throughout the book’s plot will be toured. The walk will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the meeting point will be sent by e-mail to those who sign up for the activity.

Locations: Central Library (at Calle Ronda del Marrubial s/n) and Casa Árabe’s headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9)

Advanced registration required using this form. Limited spaces.

Daniel Valdivieso Ramos
With a degree in Psychology, he has devoted his career to historical documentation and publishing, collaborating with the Utopía Libros and Almuzara publishing firms. His main work consists of studying medieval sources from Al-Andalus—above all from the Umayyad period—, which has led him to become a consultant for Sexto Mario Patrimonio y Educación, a heritage interpretation entity that holds many official activities for the Madinat al-Zahra Archeological Ensemble and is a regular contributor at Casa Árabe. Out of his interest in increasing awareness on these topics came his first book, La Córdoba de Ibn Hazm (Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba, Utopía Libros, 2016), followed by Abd al-Rahman al-Dahil: El prínciple emigrado (Abd al-Rahman al-Dahil: The Émigré Prince, Utopia Books, 2021) and a revised edition of the celebrated Ajbar Machmuâ: Anonymous chronicle of the conquest of Al-Andalus, the Walid era and the Umayyad Emirate by Emilio Lafuente (Almuzara, 2023).
Reading Club and literary walk through Ibn Hazm’s Cordoba