ARCHIVED: SLC Dean’s Book Named One of the Best by Times Literary Supplement

The Times Literary Supplement has named a book co-authored by Dean of the College and art historian Jerrilynn D. Dodds a 2009 “best book of the year.” According to reviewer Marina Warner, The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture (Yale University Press) “creates a composite close-up of a part of Spain usually associated with rock-solid Catholic oppression and authority, and shows how the communities lived with and even thrived on religious and cultural entanglements: convivencia is the term at issue, explored here subtly and richly by three authors Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Maria Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale, who each bring a different expertise to bear.”