Jews settled in medieval Spain at least by the third century, and under the Christian Visigoths (sixth to eighth centuries) suffered increasing hostility and persecution, from which they were saved by the Muslim invasion (711). This book details the relations between Jews and the Visigoths, and then with the Muslims both in Muslim Spain proper (al-Andalus) and in later Christian Spain to the fifteenth century. It examines both the positive and negative aspects of those relations, drawing on a variety of sources many of which are here utilized for the first time. Political, socio-economic, scientific, cultural, literary and even sexual aspects of the history of the interaction between Jews and Visigoths, and Jews and Muslims, provide hopefully a new insight into a period of great importance in history.
Jews, Visigoths and Muslims in Medieval Spain
Luis M. Girón-Negrón
The sources, content and fate of the 15th century allegorical fable Visión Deleytable are examined from three angles: as medieval compendium of religious philosophy, as major influence in Spanish literature, and as invaluable historical source on Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Spain.
Ian Macpherson and Angus MacKay
Ian Macpherson and Angus MacKay have collaborated on many occasions, and the sixteen articles brought together in this volume provide insights into the complex relationships between real life and imaginative writing in this turbulent period of Spanish history.
This study provides new fascinating testimonies about the development of a new image of Islam in Southern Europe in the fifteenth century and an approach to ways of acculturation in a mixed society.
This study of Andalusian strophic poetry and their Kharjas provides an updated survey of the debates on this topic. The texts are studies historically, prosodically, thematically and stylistically and they are related to other literary traditions of the Middle Ages.
Peter C. Scales
This book throws the weight of historical expertise into an analysis of a crucial and yet often-neglected period of Spanish history, the breakup of the Muslim Caliphate of Córdoba in the early eleventh century.
This work is a study of Islam in medieval Christian Spain, focussing on the Mudejar religious authority Yça 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 On the basis of published and unpublished sources in Spanish and Arabic, it sheds new light on the religious history of the Muslim ...
This work deals extensively with the Arabic themes and literary devices used by Hebrew Andalusian poets in 11th century Muslim (and Christian) Spain. Special interest is devoted to the four main poets of the Hebrew Golden Age in Spain, namely Samuel Ha-Nagid, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra ...
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