Our current image of the Christian population of al-Andalus after AD711 reflects the way history has been written. The Christians almost disappeared from the historical record as the historians of the conquering Muslims concentrated on the glories of the Ummayads.This book reconsiders, through their own words, the fate of the Christians of al-Andalus. The texts discusses two chronicles in Latin on the fate of Hispania, the problematic accounts of Christian martyrs in Cordoba, a Muslim historian's account of how his Christian ancestors survived the conquest and other texts reflecting the acculturation of Christians into Islamic society.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknolwedgements Abbreviations List of Rulers Maps 1. Introduction 2. Cordoba and Toledo 3. News from the East in the Eighth-Century Chronicles 4. The Martyrs of Eulogius 5. Two More Martyrs of Cordoba 6. Recemend and the Calendar of Cordoba 7. The Arabic Translation of Orosius 8. Sara the Goth and her Descendants 9. Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
Ann Christys completed her doctorate on the Christians of al-Andalus at the University of Leeds. She has contributed to the European Science Foundation Project on the Transformation of the Roman World. She works as an anesthetist in Leeds.
'There is very little in [the book's] content to contest.' - Islam and Christian - Muslim Relations