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Conquerors, brides, and concubines : interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia, Simon Barton

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Conquerors, brides, and concubines : interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia
Title
Conquerors, brides, and concubines
Title remainder
interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia
Statement of responsibility
Simon Barton
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Language
eng
Summary
Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines investigates the political and cultural significance of marriages and other sexual encounters between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula, from the Islamic conquest in the early eighth century to the end of Muslim rule in 1492. Interfaith liaisons carried powerful resonances, as such unions could function as a tool of diplomacy, the catalyst for conversion, or potent psychological propaganda. Examining a wide range of source material including legal documents, historical narratives, polemical and hagiographic works, poetry, music, and visual art, Simon Barton presents a nuanced reading of the ways interfaith couplings were perceived, tolerated, or feared, depending upon the precise political and social contexts in which they occurred. Religious boundaries in the Peninsula were complex and actively policed, often shaped by an overriding fear of excessive social interaction or assimilation of the three faiths that coexisted within the region. Barton traces the protective cultural, legal, and mental boundaries that the rival faiths of Iberia erected, and the processes by which women, as legitimate wives or slave concubines, physically traversed those borders. Through a close examination of the realities and the imagination of interfaith relations, Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines highlights the extent to which sex, power, and identity were closely bound up with one another.--Provided by Publisher
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PU/DLC
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1962-2017
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Barton, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1031
LC item number
.B345 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
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  • Interfaith marriage
  • Sexual ethics
  • Women
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith marriage
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Politics and government
  • Religion
  • Sexual ethics
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Europe
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Conquerors, brides, and concubines : interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia, Simon Barton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780812246759
Lccn
2014026614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (OCoLC)885313134
  • (OCoLC)ocn885313134
Label
Conquerors, brides, and concubines : interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia, Simon Barton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780812246759
Lccn
2014026614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885313134
  • (OCoLC)ocn885313134

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