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Christians in Al-Andalus 711-1000

1st Edition

By Ann Rosemary Christys


246 pages

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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.


'There is very little in [the book's] content to contest.' - Islam and Christian - Muslim Relations

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilizations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies