Muslim Spain Reconsidered: From 711 to 1502 - The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys (Paperback)
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Muslim Spain Reconsidered: From 711 to 1502 - The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 28/02/2014
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A comprehensive survey of Muslim Spain from 711-1492. This introduction to Muslim Spain covers the period from 711 to1492, giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made it a unique and successful society, and of its powerful legacy in the formation of modern Spain. Using a chronological framework and pushing the main historical developments to the forefront, the author keeps in view the shifting social patterns caused by the changing balance between town and country, major and minor dynasties, foreign groupings and repeated invasions from North Africa. He also includes discussion of topics such as inter-faith relations, multi-ethnic competing groups, and how intellectual life was enriched by pluralism and influence from abroad.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748639601
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Both students and scholars of Andalusi history will find this work refreshing, instructive, and valuable in several respects. Hitchcock directs the reader to tensions between city and village and between center and frontier as central themes in the early history of al-Andalus; he assesses the impact of natural disasters such as droughts and earthquakes on socioeconomic and political history and inclines toward understanding people's movement and behaviors through the lens of political and economic motivation as opposed to religious considerations.'
- Ross Brann, Speculum 89/4 (October 2014)


"a helpful and very much needed resource for students studying the history of medieval Spain. This is especially true at a time when medieval Spain is looked at in order to find paradigms for interreligious relations. Hitchcock offers a helpful corrective where such aspirations could be overstated and helpful analysis of contexts where such possibilities may indeed be found. With this in mind, uslims Spain Reconsidered should be among the small number of texts read by those wanting to learn more about medieval Spain." -- Charles L. Tieszen, Fuller Theological Seminary, Sacramento, slam and Christian-Muslim Relations


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