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Islamic Literature In Spanish And Aljamiado

Author : Gerard Albert Wiegers
ISBN : 9004099360
Genre : Religion
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This work is a study of Islam in medieval Christian Spain, focussing on the Mudejar religious authority Yca Gidelli (fl. 1450) and his Islamic writings in Spanish. On the basis of published and unpublished sources in Spanish and Arabic, it sheds new light on the religious history of the Muslim minorities.
Category: Religion

Guardians Of Islam

Author : Kathryn A. Miller
ISBN : 9780231509831
Genre : Religion
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Muslim enclaves within non-Islamic polities are commonly believed to have been beleaguered communities undergoing relentless cultural and religious decline. Cut off from the Islamic world, these Muslim groups, it is assumed, passively yielded to political, social, and economic forces of assimilation and acculturation before finally accepting Christian dogma. Kathryn A. Miller radically reconceptualizes what she calls the exclave experience of medieval Muslim minorities. By focusing on the legal scholars ( faqihs) of fifteenth-century Aragonese Muslim communities and translating little-known and newly discovered texts, she unearths a sustained effort to connect with Muslim coreligionaries and preserve practice and belief in the face of Christian influences. Devoted to securing and disseminating Islamic knowledge, these local authorities intervened in Christian courts on behalf of Muslims, provided Arabic translations, and taught and advised other Muslims. Miller follows the activities of the faqihs, their dialogue with Islamic authorities in nearby Muslim polities, their engagement with Islamic texts, and their pursuit of traditional ideals of faith. She demonstrates that these local scholars played a critical role as cultural mediators, creating scholarly networks and communal solidarity despite living in an environment dominated by Christianity.
Category: Religion

The Conversos And Moriscos In Late Medieval Spain And Beyond

Author : Kevin Ingram
ISBN : 9789004228597
Genre : Religion
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As the essays in this collection attest, the study of Converso and Morisco phenomena is not only important for those scholars focused on Spanish society and culture, but for academics everywhere interested in the issues of identity, Otherness, nationalism, religious intolerance and the challenges of modernity.
Category: Religion

Islam In Spanish Literature

Author : Luce López Baralt
ISBN : 9004094601
Genre : History
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A sweeping reinterpretation of Spanish literature, showing the great debts to Arab culture that Spain incurred through the 800 years of Islamic presence in Iberia. By so doing it redefines the ground of the study of Spanish literature.
Category: History

Women Texts And Authority In The Early Modern Spanish World

Author : Marta V Vicente
ISBN : 9781351871402
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This is the first essay collection to examine the relation between text and gender in Spain from a broad geographical, social and cultural perspective covering more than 300 years. The contributors examine women and the construction of gender thematically, dealing with the areas of politics, law, religion, sexuality, literature and economics, and in a variety of social categories, from Christians and Moriscas, queens and merchants, peasants and visionaries, heretics and madwomen. The essays cover different regions in the Spanish monarchy, including Andalusia, Aragon, Castile, Catalonia, Valencia and Spanish America, from the fifteenth century through to the eighteenth century. Women, Texts and Authority in Early Modern Spain focuses on two central themes: gender relations in the shaping of family and community life, and women's authority in spheres of power. The representation of women in a variety of texts such as poetry, court cases, or even account books illustrate the multifaceted world in which women lived, constantly choosing and negotiating their identities. The appeal of this collection is not limited to scholars of Spanish history and literature; it is deliberately designed to address the issue of how gender relations were constructed in the formation of modern society, and therefore will be of interest to scholars of women's and gender history generally. Because of the emphasis on how this construction occurs in texts, the collection will also be attractive to scholars interested in literary studies and/or print culture.

Islam And The Modern Age

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ISBN : IND:30000124950233
Genre : Civilization, Islamic
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Islamic Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X030289639
Genre : Islam
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Home And Homelessness In The Medieval And Renaissance World

Author : Nicholas Howe
ISBN : UVA:X004805493
Genre : House & Home
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This collection of original essays serves as a set of case studies for exploring the ways in which people experienced home and homelessness between the eighth and sixteenth centuries. Arranged in reverse chronological order, the volume considers precise examples of the need for (or lack of) shelter and a place to call one's own in cultures ranging from Venice, Spain, and Latin America to Iceland and Anglo-Saxon England. Patricia Fortini Brown translates the floor plans of houses and the layouts of neighborhoods of Renaissance Venice into a broad understanding of that city's social and political arrangements. Mary Elizabeth Perry examines the ways in which the physical spaces and protected courtyards of Spanish homes allowed Moriscos to maintain their Islamic faith after the "Reconquista. Sabine McCormack articulates the paradox that arose in sixteenth-century Peru when the conquering Spainards made a triumphant new home for themselves by forcing homelessness on many of the indigenous peoples. William Ian Miller considers the unique case of home and homelessness in medieval Iceland, in which scattered settlements in "the middle of nowhere" were held together by a complex legal system. Drawing on the lexical and textual evidence that survives from Old English, Nicholas Howe supplements the available archaeological materials and offers new ways of examining home and homelessness in Anglo-Saxon England. Featuring the writings of some of the most influential scholars in history, art history, and literary studies, Home and Homelessness in the Medieval and Renaissance World presents fascinating studies that cover a wide breadth of cultural sites and moments.
Category: House & Home