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Guardians of Islam : Religious Authority and Muslim Communities of Late Medieval Spain.

Author: Kathryn A Miller
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2008.
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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  Read more...
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Miller, Kathryn A.
Guardians of Islam : Religious Authority and Muslim Communities of Late Medieval Spain.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn A Miller
ISBN: 9780231509831 0231509839
OCLC Number: 817924463
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (541 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Muslim Exclaves in Christian Spain; Chapter 1. On the Border of Infidelity; Chapter 2. From Dar al-Islam to Dar al-Harb: Landscapes of Mudejar Spain; Chapter 3. Transmitting Knowledge and Building Networks; Chapter 4. Write It Down!; Chapter 5. Pretending to Be Jurists; Chapter 6. The Scholar's Jihad, the Mudejar Mosque, and Preaching; Chapter 7. Captive Redemption: From Dar al-Harb to Dar al-Islam; Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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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 an.

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