Medieval Iberia Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources

ISBN-10: 0812215699

ISBN-13: 9780812215694

Edition: 1997

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The documents collected here date mostly from the eighth through the fifteenth centuries and have been translated from Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Castilian, Catalan, and Portuguese by many of the most eminent scholars in the field of Iberian studies. The selections include chronicle materials, poetry, and legal and religious sources, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction placing the text in its historical and cultural setting. Arranged chronologically, the documents are also keyed so as to be accessible to readers interested in specific topics such as urban life, the politics of the royal courts, interfaith relations, or women, marriage, and the family. For some historians, medieval Iberian society was primarily one of peaceful coexistence and cross-cultural fertilization; others have sketched a harsher picture of Muslims and Christians engaged in an ongoing contest for political, religious, and economic advantage culminating in the fall of Muslim Granada and the expulsion of the Jews in the late fifteenth century. The reality that emerges in Medieval Iberia is more nuanced than either of these scenarios can comprehend; this monumental collection offers unparalleled access to the multicultural complexity of the lands that would become modern Portugal and Spain.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Olivia Remie Constable is Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

Contents According to Subject
The Visigothic Kingdom (Sixth and Seventh Centuries)
In Praise of Spain
History of the Goths, Vandals, and Suevi
A Catholic Bishop and an Arian King
Lives of the Holy Fathers of Merida
The Visigothic Conversion to Catholicism
The Third Council of Toledo
Visigothic Legislation Concerning the Jews
Canon III of the Sixth Council of Toledo
Lex Visigothorum
King Khindaswinth and Queen Reciberga
Eugenius II of Toledo, Poetic Epitaphs
The Muslim Arrival and Christian Reaction (Eighth Century)
Map 1. The Iberian Peninsula, 711-1031
Two Accounts of the Muslim Conquest
Chronicle of 754
Narrative of the Conquest of al-Andalus
A Muslim-Christian Treaty
The Treaty of Tudmir
Christian Resistance in the North
Chronicle of Alfonso III
Umayyad al-Andalus and the Northern Kingdoms (Ninth and Tenth Centuries)
An Uprising Against the Amir al-Hakam
History of the Conquest of al-Andalus
A Christian Account of the Life of Muhammad
History of Muhammad
Eulogius and the Martyrs of Cordoba
Life of Eulogius
The Kings of Asturias
Chronicle of Albelda
On the Campaigns and Diplomacy of 'Abd al-Rahman III
The Unique Necklace
A Jewish Administrator Under Caliph Hisham
The Book of Tradition
The Taifa Period in al-Andalus (Eleventh Century)
On Forgetting a Beloved
The Ring of the Dove
On the Inconsistencies of the Four Gospels
Al-fasl al-milal
A Jewish Vizier Describes the Battle of Alfuente
The Battle of Alfuente
Three Views of Samuel and Joseph ibn Naghrela
The Book of Tradition
The Political Dilemma of a Granadan Ruler
Christian Expansion, Integration, and Urbanization (Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries)
Map 2. The Iberian Peninsula, 1095
Exile of the Cid and His Capture of Valencia
Song of the Cid (ca. 1200)
Concerning King Sancho I of Aragon and His Deeds
Chronicle of San Juan de la Pena
Two Christian Urban Charters
Charter of Jaca
Charter of Siurana
Justice in Catalonia
Usatges of Barcelona
Redeeming a Captive Jewish Woman
From the Cairo Geniza
The Siege of Lisbon
The Conquest of Lisbon
The Pilgrimage to Santiago
The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela
Two Arguments in Support of Christian Faith
Mozarabic Refutation of Islam
In Support of the Trinity
Tales of Instruction for Life
Disciplina clericalis
Grants to Christian Military Orders
Privilege to the Confraternity of Belchite
Donation of Calatrava
The Brothers of Avila and the Order of Santiago
Planning for Christian Expansion
The Treaty of Cazola
Toward a New Order of Power
Statutes of Leon
Statutes of Girona
Al-Andalus Under the Almoravids and Almohads (Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries)
Map 3. The Iberian Peninsula, 1212
Market Regulations in Muslim Seville
Hisba Manual
Hispano-Arabic Poetry
Examples of Muwashshaha and Zajal
Ibn Tumart and the Rise of the Almohads
The Admirable in Abridgment of the News of the West
The Doctrine of Divine Unity
The Almohad Creed
Jewish Listeners and an Arab Astrologer
The Book of Tahkemoni
The Life of an Andalusi Mystic
Sufis of Andalusia
Christian Conquest and Resettlement (Thirteenth Century)
The Christian Conquest of Valencia
Three Charters from the Kingdom of Valencia
The Christian Conquest of Seville
Primera cronica general de Espana
Lament for the Fall of Seville
Administration of an Urban Militia
Fuero de Cuenca
Charter to the Non-Noble Knights of Burgos
Resettlement and Redistribution of Land
Libros de repartimiento
A Christian Alliance Against Granada
Society Under Christian Rule (Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries)
Map 4. The Iberian Peninsula, 1264-1492
Everyday Life in the Crown of Aragon
Three Documents from Vic
Three Documents from Huesca
Will of Pere Calafat, Mallorca
The King and the Cortes
Rulings of the Cortes of Castile-Leon
The Proper Qualities of a King
Siete partidas
Positions at the Royal Court
Libro de los estados
The Legal Status of Jews and Muslims in Castile
Siete partidas
The Early Career of Ramon Llull
A Life of Ramon Llull
On Preaching and Conversion
Foundation of a Convent of Friars
Foundation of Puigcerda
The Evils of Money and Drink
Libro de buen amor
Love Lyrics by a Catalan Queen
E-z ieu am tal que es bo e bell
Memoirs of a Castilian Noblewoman
The Convent and the World
Letters to and About Teresa de Ayala and Maria de Ayala
The Wedding of King Joao I of Portugal
The Chronicle of Dom Joao
The Christian Kingdoms and Muslim Granada (Fifteenth Century)
Pageants and Festivities in Castile
Preparations for a Royal Wedding
Christmas Festivities in Jaen
Marriage and Divorce in Muslim Granada
Marriage Contract
Divorce Contract
A Mudejar Summary of Islamic Law
Breviario sunni
Heresy and Inquisition
Descriptions of Two Autos de Fe
Inquisitorial Trials of Ines Lopez
Muslims and Christians in Valencia
Socializing and Violence on Corpus Christi Day
Confessions of a Muslim Prostitute
The Christian Conquest of Granada
Cronicas de los reyes de Castilla
Capitulations of Granada
Nubdhat al-'asr
The Expulsion of the Jews
Charter of Expulsion of the Jews
Poem to His son
Morisco Appeal to the Ottoman Sultan
Verses to Bayazid II
The Castilian New World
Letter from Christopher Columbus to the Catholic Monarchs
The Portuguese New World and India
Letter Describing a Voyage to Brazil and India
Genealogical Tables
Index to Texts According to Genre
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