Living as Muslims Under Christian Rule

The Mudejars ٭

Authored by: Filomena Barros

The Routledge Handbook Of Muslim Iberia

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138649149
eBook ISBN: 9781315625959
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315625959-24

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Abstract

The analysis of Muslim minorities in the Iberian Peninsula highlights their shifting identities throughout time and spaces. The integration in different kingdoms, and under distinctive landlords, implied a social engineering in their status and prerogatives. The intended and progressive homogenization of the Muslim due to the Iberian monarchies expressed itself through the discourse of a respublica christiana intended to separate the Christian community from the Other. This gradual process, that included continuous political negotiations between both groups, conveyed different degrees of acculturation. Muslim minorities developed a dynamic dialectic between the Islamic umma and the specific contexts of their daily life.

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