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The Feeling of History: Islam, Romanticism, and Andalusia

Charles Hirschkind


This book explores some of the different ways in which Europe's Islamic past inhabits its present, unsettling contemporary efforts to secure the continent’s Christian civilizational identity. Taking southern Spain as its primary focus, it examines forms of history and memory that mediate and sustain an active relation to the Islamic heritage of Andalusia, and the impact these forms have on the ethical and political possibilities of finding a place for Islam in Spain and Europe today. This effort at historical recuperation has been the central concern of a longstanding tradition (known as Andal ... More

Keywords: al Andalus, history, Romanticism, Europe, sensibilities, Islam, memory, Orientalism, music, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226746814
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226747002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Hirschkind, author
University of California, Berkeley