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Guardians of Islam: Religious Authority and Muslim Communities of Late Medieval Spain

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Muslim enclaves within non-Islamic polities are commonly believed to have been beleaguered communities undergoing relentless cultural and religious decline. Cut off from the Islamic world, these Muslim groups, it is assumed, passively yielded to political, social, and economic forces of assimilation and acculturation before finally accepting Christian dogma.

Kathryn A. Mill
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Hardcover, 276 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Columbia University Press (first published September 18th 2008)
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Most studies of the mudejar communities after the Reconquista look at them from the outside, through Christian laws and court cases. Here, Miller draws on surviving Arabic sources from the Muslim communities themselves. She reveals why Spanish Muslims stayed and how hard they fought to preserve their Islam under mounting pressure to convert or flee--both from Christians at home and from fellow Muslims abroad. A fascinating study of the mudejars from inside rather than outside.
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