Christians and Moors in Spain
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Christians and Moors in Spain Arabic Sources (Hispanic Classics)

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Published by Aris & Phillips .
Written in English


  • Muslims,
  • Spain,
  • History,
  • Civilization,
  • History - General History,
  • Sources,
  • Religion,
  • Europe - Spain & Portugal,
  • Arabic,
  • Cultural studies,
  • European history: c 500 to c 1500,
  • Modern period, c 1500 onwards,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • c 500 CE to c 1000 CE,
  • Christians,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • 711-1516

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Edition Notes

ContributionsAhmad Ubaydli (Editor), C. P. Melville (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8302387M
ISBN 10085668449X
ISBN 109780856684494

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In this perceptive book, Max Harris seeks to understand the "puzzling and enduring passion" of both Mexicans and Spaniards for festivals of moros y cristianos, mock battles between Spanish Christians and Moors or Aztecs that range from brief sword dances to massive street theatre lasting several days. Christians and Moors in Spain, Volume III book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The last two volumes in this series have looked /5. The Moors ruled parts of Spain for around years, and to celebrate the reconquest of the country by the Christians, many towns still hold Moros y Cristianos are held in the Valencia region around Alicante, and comprise huge parades alongside elaborate mock’s our pick of . Christians and Moors in Spain. Vol 3: Arab sources by Charles Melville. The last two volumes in this series have looked at the confrontation between Christian and Moor in Medieval Spain exclusively from the Christian book attemps to redress the balance by looking at many of the same incidents from the Moslem point of view.

Moors and Christians Festivals within the Altiplano de Granada. In our area, the Moors and Christians festival takes place during the final weekend of April, (this year it ran from 29th April through to 1st May), in the villages of Benamaurel, Cúllar and Zújar. Benamaurel appears to . In villages and towns across Spain and its former New World colonies, local performers stage mock battles between Spanish Christians and Moors or Aztecs that range from brief sword dances to massive street theatre lasting several days. The performances officially celebrate the triumph of Spanish Catholicism over its enemies. Such an explanation does not, however, account for the tradition’s. The two previous volumes draw a fascinating picture of the confrontation between the Christians and Moors in Spain from the Christian side. This volume attempts . Books shelved as moorish-spain: Sultana by Lisa J. Yarde, Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving, Moorish Spain by Richard Fletcher, Convivencia: Jew.