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For nearly eight centuries, the Iberian Peninsula was remarkable for its political, religious, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. In Medieval Iberia Olivia Remie Constable brings together nearly one hundred original sources that testify to the peninsula's rich and sometimes volatile mix of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. The documents collected here date mostly froFor nearly eight centuries, the Iberian Peninsula was remarkable for its political, religious, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. In Medieval Iberia Olivia Remie Constable brings together nearly one hundred original sources that testify to the peninsula's rich and sometimes volatile mix of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. The documents collected here 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. The selections include chronicle materials, 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....

Title : Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources
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ISBN : 9780812215694
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 456 Pages
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Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources Reviews

  • Teddy Elizabeth
    2019-04-23 16:22

    Only read a few selections for a class on al-Andalus. Very comprehensive group of primary sources.

  • Mike
    2019-04-19 15:18

    A comprehensive, deep, and engrossing collection of primary-source writings from medieval Spain, with an emphasis on equal treatment of Jewish and Muslim works beside the more commonly studied Christian ones. That said, the lion's share of these texts are still Christian ones and pretty much what one would expect for this period. Still, it would be difficult to find a better collection in a single-book anthology.

  • Lorenz
    2019-03-27 23:24

    A very nice book! I will give you a first-hand account of what was life like in the middle ages, particularly in Spain..

  • Mohamad Ballan
    2019-04-23 21:17

    An excellent collection of documents. A must-have for all students of medieval Iberia.

  • Mills College Library
    2019-04-20 18:19

    306.0946 M4899 2012

  • Khaled Abu
    2019-03-31 23:39

    great collection