Medieval Spain: Culture, Conflict and Coexistence

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Angus MacKay, Roger Collins, Anthony Goodman
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 30, 2002 - History - 265 pages
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"The history and literature of Spain in the Middle Ages were marked by the extraordinary richness and diversity of the cultural components that coexisted, however uneasily, in the Iberian Peninsula in these centuries. Muslims, Christians and Jews enjoyed a variety of relationships, differing according to period and region, that ranged from mutual toleration and cultural exchanges, to wars, pogroms and ethnic cleansings. But divisions did not always run along ethnic or religious lines. Within the three religious traditions there was also much diversity, and this in turn could generate episodes of internal conflict. New cultural currents began to make themselves felt in the fifteenth century, not least from Italian humanism, which manifested themselves in a variety of literary forms. The rich and often violent interplay of cultures that made up medieval Spain from the eleventh to the early sixteenth centuries is the subject of these essays, contributed by some of the foremost American, British and Spanish scholars of the period."--BOOK JACKET.

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SIMON BARTON Department of Spanish, University of Exeter R. I. BURNS Loyola University, California (retired) JOSÉ ENRIQUE LÓPEZ DE COCA Department of Medieval History, University of Malaga ANA ECHEVARRIA Universidad Nacional de Educatión a Distancia, Madrid JOHN EDWARDS Modern Language Facility, University of Oxford RICHARD HITCHCOCK Department of Spanish, University of Exeter MANUEL GONZÁLEZ JIMÉNEZ Department of Medieval History, University of Malaga IAN MACPHERSON Honorary Research Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London N.H. ROUND Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield TEÓFILO F. RUIZ School of History, University of California, Los Angeles DOROTHY SEVERIN Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool BRIAN TATE Department of Spanish, University of Nottingham (retired)

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