Medieval Iberia

Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources

Author: Olivia Remie Constable,Damian Zurro

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812221680

Category: History

Page: 601

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For some historians, medieval Iberian society was one marked by peaceful coexistence and cross-cultural fertilization; others have sketched a harsher picture of Muslims and Christians engaged in an ongoing contest for political, religious, and economic advantage culminating in the fall of Muslim Granada and the expulsion of the Jews in the late fifteenth century. The reality that emerges in Medieval Iberia is more nuanced than either of these scenarios can comprehend. Now in an expanded, second edition, this monumental collection offers unparalleled access to the multicultural complexity of the lands that would become modern Portugal and Spain. The documents collected in Medieval Iberia date mostly from the eighth through the fifteenth centuries and have been translated from Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Castilian, Catalan, and Portuguese by many of the most eminent scholars in the field of Iberian studies. Nearly one quarter of this edition is new, including visual materials and increased coverage of Jewish and Muslim affairs, as well as more sources pertaining to women, social and economic history, and domestic life. This primary source material ranges widely across historical chronicles, poetry, and legal and religious sources, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction placing the text in its historical and cultural setting. Arranged chronologically, the documents are also keyed so as to be accessible to readers interested in specific topics such as urban life, the politics of the royal courts, interfaith relations, or women, marriage, and the family.
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Christian Identity amid Islam in Medieval Spain

Author: Charles L. Tieszen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192298

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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In Christian Identity amid Islam in Medieval Spain Charles L. Tieszen explores the strategies deployed by authors of medieval anti-Muslim polemic that helped them to forge a religious identity for their communities in light of Islam.
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Mythology in the Middle Ages

Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275984060

Category: History

Page: 281

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An examination of the greatest heroes of medieval literature looks at a variety of themes and motifs to discover common threads in medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions.
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The SAGE Handbook of Islamic Studies

Author: Akbar S Ahmed,Tamara Sonn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264521

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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'... a welcome addition to the already available introductory works on Islam. The chapters of the book combine depth of analysis and erudition on a wide range of subjects. Thus in a single volume one finds several superbly written papers not only on the foundations of Islam and the manifestations of Islamic culture but also on issues which are at the centre of contemporary debates among Muslims such as multiculturalism, social justice, democracy and diversity. As a sourcebook this work is equally useful for students, academicians and general readers' - Zafar Ishaq Ansari, Director, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University Islamic Studies is at a critical moment in its history. It seeks both to maintain its rich history and to engage with other - sometimes dominant - cultural and political studies. This tension is producing complex changes in both the theory and the practice of Islamic Studies. This timely and stimulating Handbook, edited by world-class experts in the field, provides a comprehensive guide to Islamic Studies today. It examines the main issues in the field and explores the key debates. It provides readers with an indispensable, balanced guide to the roots of Islam and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century. The Handbook includes discussions of: - Islam as a community of discourse and a global system - Islam, diaspora and multiculturalism - The Qu'ran today - Islam as a moral and judicial system - Islam and politics - Islam and culture - Diversities and Islam Concise, level-headed and penetrating, this collection will be of interest to anyone who studies contemporary Islam. It brings together an unparalleled collection of international scholars who illuminate some of the most urgent and complex issues in the world today.
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Manuscripta

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Issues for Feb. 1957-July 1959 include a Checklist of the Vatican manuscript codices available for consultation at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, pts. 1-8.
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The Last Pagans of Iraq

Ibn Waḥshiyya and His Nabatean Agriculture

Author: Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004150102

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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This volume analyses the religious, philosophical and folkloristic content of Ibn Wa?shiyya's (d. 931) "Nabatean Agriculture," a book containing rich information on Late Antique paganism in Iraq. The book also contains 61 translated excerpts from the "Nabatean Agriculture,"
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Ideologies as Intercultural Phenomena

Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project, Held in Chicago, USA, October 27-31, 2000

Author: Antonio Panaino,Giovanni Pettinato,International Association for Intercultural Studies of the MELAMMU Project

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Assyria

Page: 266

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To Live Like a Moor

Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Author: Olivia Remie Constable

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249488

Category: History

Page: 248

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To Live Like a Moor traces the many shifts in Christian perceptions of Islam-associated ways of life which took place across the centuries between early Reconquista efforts of the eleventh century and the final expulsions of Spain's converted yet poorly assimilated Morisco population in the seventeenth.
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