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Reconquista and Convivencia

Title: Reconquista and Convivencia: Post-Conquest Valencia during the Reign of Jaime I, El Conquistador: Interaction Between Christians and Muslims (1238-1276).
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Name(s): Ritt, Travis William, author
Strait, Paul, professor directing thesis
Garretson, Peter, committee member
Grant, Jonathan, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Reconquista in Valencia has traditionally been viewed as an attack on Islam by the Christians of Muslim Spain. However, while there was certainly a religious component to the Reconquista, this was not the sole, or even the most important motivating factor. Operating under a veneer of religious legitimatization were the driving secular ideals of increased political power and wealth. Jaime I of Aragon-Catalonia was not interested in ridding the Iberian Peninsula of its Muslim influence, but rather substituting it with his own rule. This led to a situation in Valencia where Muslims not only survived in Valencia for multiple generations following the Reconquest, but were also allowed to keep many of the privileges that they had enjoyed under thier Muslim overlords. The current work then looks not so much at the belligerent aspects of the Reconquista, but rather at the oftentimes peaceful interaction between Muslims and Christians of the convivencia.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1850 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of History in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: June 3, 2004.
Keywords: Convivencia, Islam, Valencia, Medieval Spain, Mallorca, Aragon, Jaime I, Reconquista
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Paul Strait, Professor Directing Thesis; Peter Garretson, Committee Member; Jonathan Grant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1850
Owner Institution: FSU

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Ritt, T. W. (2004). Reconquista and Convivencia: Post-Conquest Valencia during the Reign of Jaime I, El Conquistador: Interaction Between Christians and Muslims (1238-1276). Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1850