Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs: C. 1050-1200

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BRILL, 1994 - History - 407 pages
This is a study of the intellectual history of the Andalus? Christians ("alias" Mozarabs) of Spain based on their Arabic and Latin polemical writings against Islam, "c." 1050-1200. The first part of the book examines how these authors drew on earlier Oriental Arab-Christian theology, twelfth-century Latin-Christian theology, and the foundational texts of Islam itself - the Qur'?n and ?ad?t - for polemical purposes. The second part is a critical edition and English translation of the most important source, the "Liber denudationis siue ostensionis aut patefaciens" (alias "Contrarietas alfolica"). Since it describes how the Andalus? Christians participated in the pluralistic intellectual milieu in which they lived, this study will be of interest to historians of medieval Spain's minority groups, Christian-Muslim relations, and the Arab-Christian tradition.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Mozarabic Community in the Eleventh
13
Mozarabic Apologetic and AntiIslamic
33
The Letter of alQufl
62
Tathlith alWahdaniyah
70
The Mashaf alālam alkain of Aghushtin
80
Supplemental Sources
89
The OrientalChristian Contribution to Mozarabic
95
English Translation
217
Appendix
227
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Thomas E. Burman is Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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