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The Feeling of HistoryIslam, Romanticism, and Andalusia$
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Charles Hirschkind

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226746814

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226747002.001.0001

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The Difficult Convivencia of Spanish History

The Difficult Convivencia of Spanish History

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(p.69) Chapter 2 The Difficult Convivencia of Spanish History
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The Feeling of History
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Charles Hirschkind

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226747002.003.0003

This chapter presents a survey of the problem that al-Andalus represents for Spanish historiography and, to some extent, for the wider European historiographical tradition of which it forms a constitutive part. This problem can be described in broad strokes as that of finding a place for Islam and Judaism within a historical space that had been politically and epistemologically constructed on the premise of their elimination. A controversy provoked by an unorthodox interpretation of the 8th century Muslim conquest of Iberia by the andalucista historian Emilio Gonzalez Ferrin provides the lens through which fissures and instabilities within the historical edifice of both Spain and Europe are exposed and diagnosed. The chapter also foregrounds the contemporary valence of the Reconquista within Spanish political thought.

Keywords:   historiography, Emilio Gonzalez Ferrin, Reconquista, Muslim conquest, Islam, al Andalus, Spain

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