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The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia
Unity in Diversity



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ISBN 9781138629325
May 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
720 Pages 17 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia: Unity in Diversity draws together the innovative work of renowned scholars as well as several thought-provoking essays from emergent academics, in order to provide broad-range, in-depth coverage of the major aspects of the Iberian medieval world.

Exploring the social, political, cultural, religious and economic history of the Iberian Peninsula, the volume includes thirty-seven original essays grouped around fundamental themes such as Languages and Literatures, Spiritualities, and Visual Culture.

This interdisciplinary volume is an excellent introduction and reference work for students and scholars in Iberian Studies and Medieval Studies.

Table of Contents

PART I: The Environment

1 Humans and the Environment in Medieval Iberia

Abigail Agresta

 

PART II: Societies, Polities, and Governments

2 Fragmentation and Centralization: The Emergent Political Culture of the Medieval Crown of Aragon

Thomas W. Barton

3 Mudéjares and Moriscos

Brian Catlos

4 Otherness, Identities, and Cultures in Contact

Jean Dangler

5 The Visigothic and Suevic Kingdoms: the Road to Unity in Post-Roman Hispania

Alberto Ferreiro

6 Power and Politics in Iberian Societies, ca. 1035-1516

Teófilo F. Ruiz

7 The Law

Jesús R. Velasco

8 Sefarad

David Wacks

 

PART III Histories

9 Re-reading the Conquest of Iberia: The Dynamism of a Medieval Tradition

Nicola Clarke

10 ʽAbd al-Raḥmān III and the Caliphate of Cordoba

Maribel Fierro

11 Writing the Past, Ordering the World: Alfonso the Wise’s Estorias within his Political & Cultural Agenda

Leonardo Funes

12 From Islamic to Christian Conquest: Fatḥ Invasion and Reconquista in Medieval Iberia

Alejandro García-Sanjuán

13 Islamogothic Iberia: The Tārīkh of Ibn al-Qūṭīyah

Nasser Meerkhan

 

PART IV Philosophy and Spirituality

14 Corporeality and Soteriology in Medieval Spanish Hagiography: The Body as Signifier in the Libre dels tres reys d’Orient

Andrew M. Beresford

15 Contested Martyrdom: Voluntary Death and Blessed Cursing in the Works of Eulogius and Paulus Alvarus of Córdoba

Ryan D. Giles

16 Ramon Llull and Lullism

Mark D. Johnston

17 Toledo and Beyond: Bishops and Jews in Medieval Iberia

Lucy K. Pick

18 Turning and Returning: Religious Conversion and Personal Testimony in Iberian Societies

Ryan Szpiech

 

PART V Gender

19 Medieval Iberian Women & Gender

Marie A. Kelleher

20 Iberian Queenship: Theory and Practice

Núria Silleras-Fernández

 

PART VI Languages and Literatures

21 Digital Humanities and the Iberian Middle Ages

Susanna Allés-Torrent

22 The Galician-Portuguese Cantigas, the History of Emotion, and Lyric as Genre

Henry Berlin

23 Arabic Alongside and into Hebrew: Andalusi Hebrew Literary Culture in Meta-Critical Perspective

Ross Brann

24 From Heroes to Courtly Knights: The Rise and Development of Chivalric Narrative in Medieval Iberia

Axayácatl Campos García Rojas

25 Reflections of the Long Thirteenth Century: Curiosity, the Politics of Knowledge and Imperial Power in The Libro de Alexandre

E. Michael Gerli

26 Medieval Iberian Travel Literature

Michael Harney

27 Inscription, Authorship, Iteration: The Textuality of Medieval Catalan Literature

Albert Lloret

28 The Ḥadīth de Yúçuf: Reimagining a Prophet in a World of "Others’ Words"

Andrea Pauw

29 Extemporizing a Translation of the Arabic into Castilian: Translation and the Raciolinguistic Logic of Medieval Iberia

S.J. Pearce

30 Clerical Soundscapes

Simone Pinet

31 Rapture and Horror: Reading Celestina in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Loreto Romero

32 Framing Intercultural Encounters in Three Iberian Translations of Kalila wa-Dimna

Rachel Scott

33 Evidence for an Underlying Ibero-Romance Vernacular: The Nodicia de kesos vis-à-vis Its Corresponding Notarial Act

Omar Velázquez-Mendoza

34 Epic Texts in Medieval Iberia: The Cultural Battlefield between Christians and Muslims

Irene Zaderenko

 

PART VII Visual Culture

35 Mudejar Teruel: Decoding an Art-historical Mystery

Marianne David

36 Coloring Words: New Perspectives on Visual Culture in León and Castile (Thirteenth through Fourteenth Centuries)

Marina Aurora Garzón Fernández and Francisco Prado-Vilar

37 Performing Authority through Iconography: On Iberian Visionary Women and Images

Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida

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Editor(s)

Biography

E. Michael Gerli is Commonwealth Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Virginia, USA.

Ryan D. Giles is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA.