The Martyrs of Cordoba: Community and Family Conflict in an Age of Mass Conversion
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The Martyrs of Cordoba: Community and Family Conflict in an Age of Mass Conversion

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Between 850 and 859 (Christian Era), the Muslim government of Córdoba ordered the execution of forty-eight Christians. With few exceptions, these Christians invited execution by committing capital offenses: some appeared before the Muslim authorities to denounce Mohammed; others, Christian children of mixed Islamic-Christian marriages, publicly proclaimed their Christianit...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published April 28th 1995 by University of Nebraska Press
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This is a brief study of a spate of executions in 9th century Cordoba, when a group of around 50 Christians were executed, either for denouncing Islam or for apostasy. Coope provides an interesting overview of the incidents, and of the sources which scholars have concerning the event, especially the account written by the priest Eulogius, but this is largely a work of synthesis which seems to offer little new by way of insight or methodology. (Though I confess that medieval Spain is not my main...more
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