Historical Context

The Alcazar in Seville

Ibn ʿArabi lived at a time of remarkable cultural and spiritual flowering in the West and East of the Islamic world as well as in the Christian and Jewish worlds.

Al-Andalus, described in its time as 'the ornament of the world', had been under Islamic rule since the 2nd/8th century. It had become a highly cosmopolitan and diverse culture renowned for its artistic achievements.

See Contemporaries