A Forgotten Community: The Mudejar Aljama of Xtiva, 1240-1327 by Isabel A. O'Connor

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BRILL, 2003 - History - 251 pages
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This book provides the first analysis of the evolution of the Mudejar of conquered Muslim community of Xtiva from its foundation after the Christian conquest in 1244 until 1327. Using the Mudejar revolt of 1276 as a turning point, it examines the political, social, economic and religious foundations of the community, and compares the status of the Mudejar generation of the conquest with later generations. An analysis of the increased Christian acculturative pressure on the Mudejars shows that the Mudejars of Xtiva did not remain passive, but responded with emigration and frequent appeals to the crown.Based on extensive archival reserach, it provides a much needed study of the largest and most important Mudejar community in the kingdom of Valencia.
 

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Contents

Changing Patterns
6
The Christian Conquest of Xativa and
28
Internal Organization of
55
Mudejar Economy in Xativa
80
Chapter o Mudejar Response to the Christian Conquest
119
The Aftermath of the Mudejar
146
Increased Christian
171
Coping with Fiscal
196
Conclusion
233
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About the author (2003)

Isabel A. O'Connor, Ph.D. (1998) in History, University of California, Los Angeles, teaches at Indiana University South Bend. She has published articles on the Mudejars in major journals and in Women and the Colonial Gaze.

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