Islamic Literature in Spanish and Aljamiado: Yça of Segovia (fl. 1450), His Antecendents and Successors

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BRILL, 1994 - Religion - 303 pages
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This important work is an historical study of the Islamic writings in Spanish and Aljamiado (Spanish in Arabic script) of the Muslim minorities in medieval Christian Spain, the Mudejars and Moriscos. On the basis of both Christian sources, such as archival documents and the writings of John of Segovia, and Islamic sources in Spanish and Arabic, this book focuses on the life and writings of Yca Gidelli (ca 1450), religious authority of the Mudejar community of Segovia (Castile). Of crucial importance for the history of Islamic Spanish literature, Yca's best-known work is a Spanish translation of the Qur'?n made at the request of bishop John of Segovia (d. 1458). This study follows the early history of Islamic writings in the vernacular (13th-14th centuries), continues with a description of Yca's writings and biography, and finally deals with his influence on Moriscos in the 16th and 17th centuries.
 

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Very important research on morisco's religious culture and aljamiado literature

Contents

PREVIOUS STUDIES OF THE HISTORY OF ISLAMIC
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THE EARLIEST TRACES OF ISLAMIC SPANISH
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THE USE OF ROMANCE AS A MEDIUM OF WRITTEN
47
YCA OF SEGOVIA LIFE AND WORKS
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YCAS INFLUENCE ON ISLAMIC SPANISH LITERATURE
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y linaje clar o de nuestro caudillo y bienaventurado
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YCA OF SEGOVIA AND THE HISTORY
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SUMMARY
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APPENDICES
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Letter of Yca to Juan de Segovia d d 24 April 1454
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Breviario Sunni prologue
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Tratado i delflaraPdn i
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ABBREVIATIONS
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GENERAL INDEX
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