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The fortress of faith : the attitude towards Muslims in fifteenth century Spain

Author: Ana Echevarria
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©1999.
Series: Medieval Iberian Peninsula., Texts and studies ;, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume deals with the creation of a new image of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula in the fifteenth century. It uses as point of departure several treatises on Islam written around 1450. The interpretation of these sources shows a new view of the interaction between Islam and Christianity, which favoured the conquest of Granada - the last piece of land under Muslim power in the Peninsula - and the obstruction of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Echevarria
ISBN: 9004112324 9789004112322
OCLC Number: 39300147
Description: vi, 254 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Political Approach to Muslims, 1430-1470 --
Ch. 2. The Intellectual Approach I: The Authors. Pedro de la Cavalleria. Juan de Segovia. Juan de Torquemada. Alonso de Espina --
Ch. 3. The Intellectual Approach II: A Style for a Public --
Ch. 4. Tradition and Polemics: Sources for Fifteenth-Century Authors --
Ch. 5. Contra Errores Machometi --
Ch. 6. Islam in the Treatises --
Ch. 7. The Religious Argument: Tolerance and Acculturation --
App. I. Sources of Fifteenth-century Treatises --
App. II. External Structure of Fifteenth-century Treatises.
Series Title: Medieval Iberian Peninsula., Texts and studies ;, v. 12.
Responsibility: by Ana Echevarria.

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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.  Read more...

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'...well-structured study...It is an accessible book, suitable for any reader interested in medieval Christian writings on Islam.'Leyla Rouhi, Religious Studies Review, 1999.

 
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