Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 Christys reconsiders the Christians of al-Andalus through their own words, both in Latin and Arabic, allowing a fresh perspective on their history that integrates it into the history of Europe in the Early Middle Ages.
- Published: 01 November 2002
- Format: Hardback 248 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780700715640 ISBN 10: 0700715649
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Our current image of the Christian population of al-Andalus after AD711 reflects the way history has been written. The Christians almost disappeared from the historical record as the historians of the conquering Muslims concentrated on the glories of the Ummayads.This book reconsiders, through their own words, the fate of the Christians of al-Andalus. The texts discusses two chronicles in Latin on the fate of Hispania, the problematic accounts of Christian martyrs in Cordoba, a Muslim historian's account of how his Christian ancestors survived the conquest and other texts reflecting the acculturation of Christians into Islamic society.