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The Resource Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia, Janina M. Safran

Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia, Janina M. Safran

Label
Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Title
Defining boundaries in al-Andalus
Title remainder
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Statement of responsibility
Janina M. Safran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Al-Andalus, the Arabic name for the medieval Islamic state in Iberia, endured for over 750 years following the Arab and Berber conquest of Hispania in 711. While the popular perception of al-Andalus is that of a land of religious tolerance and cultural cooperation, the fact is that we know relatively little about how Muslims governed Christians and Jews in al-Andalus and about social relations among Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus, Janina M. Safran takes a close look at the structure and practice of Muslim political and legal-religious authority and offers a rare look at intercommunal life in Iberia during the first three centuries of Islamic rule. Safran makes creative use of a body of evidence that until now has gone largely untapped by historians--the writings and opinions of Andalusi and Maghribi jurists during the Umayyad dynasty. These sources enable her to bring to life a society undergoing dramatic transformation. Obvious differences between conquerors and conquered and Muslims and non-Muslims became blurred over time by transculturation, intermarriage, and conversion. Safran examines ample evidence of intimate contact between individuals of different religious communities and of legal-juridical accommodation to develop an argument about how legal-religious authorities interpreted the social contract between the Muslim regime and the Christian and Jewish populations. Providing a variety of examples of boundary-testing and negotiation and bringing judges, jurists, and their legal opinions and texts into the narrative of Andalusi history, Safran deepens our understanding of the politics of Umayyad rule, makes Islamic law tangibly social, and renders intercommunal relations vividly personal
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Safran, Janina M
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Omaijaden
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Dhimmis (Islamic law)
  • Islamic law
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Spain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Christianity
  • Civilization
  • Dhimmis (Islamic law)
  • Ethnic relations
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Islamic law
  • Judaism
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Etnische betrekkingen
  • Overheid
  • Juridische aspecten
  • Islamitisch recht
  • Islamitisch Spanje
  • Islam
  • Ḏẖimmī
  • Christ
  • Juden
  • Kulturkontakt
  • al- Andalus
Label
Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia, Janina M. Safran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The structuring of Umayyad rule -- Society in transition -- Between enemies and friends -- Borders and boundaries
Control code
ocn835981062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468018
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801468018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrdh2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835981062
Label
Defining boundaries in al-Andalus : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia, Janina M. Safran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The structuring of Umayyad rule -- Society in transition -- Between enemies and friends -- Borders and boundaries
Control code
ocn835981062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468018
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801468018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrdh2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835981062

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