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La Convivencia: Christian, Islamic and Jewish Cultures in Medieval Iberia: Finding Books

Muslims, Christians, and Jews co-existed for over seven centuries in the geographic area known as Al-Andalus or Moorish Spain resulting in the interplay of cultural ideas between the 3 religious groups.

 

 

Poema de Yuçuf

 

Civitas Toletana, AD 976

Synagogue - El Transito - Toledo

Synagogue - El Transito - Toledo

Reference Resources

 

Finding Books

Portugal

España

Subject Headings

Search the SUBJECT HEADINGS field in the online catalog by using the following terms:

By Country and Period:

  • Spanish literature--To 1500-History and criticism
  • Spain--History--711-1516
  • Castile - (Spain)--History--Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516

Individual author's name:

  • Ruíz, Juan
  • Mena, Juan de
  • Alfonso X

 Historical figures:

  • Cid
  • Isidore of Seville
  • Isabella I, Queen of Spain

By Individual Literary Work:

  • Cantar de Mio Cid
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

Genre:

  • Motion pictures--Spain
  • Spanish poetry--To 1500
  • Painting, Spanish
  • Romances, Spanish--History and criticism
  • Arabic literature--Spain--Andalusia--History

Thematic:

  • Courtly love in literature
  • Muslims in literature
  • Women in literature

Background information:

  • Spain--History--711-1516
  • Dhimmis (Islamic law)--Spain--Andalusia--History--To 1500
  • Islamic law--Spain--Andalusia
  • Islam--Relations--Christianity--History - To 1500
  • Christianity and Other Religions--Islam--History-- To 1500
  • Islam--Relations--Judaisim--History--To 1500
  • Andalusia--Ethnic Relations
  • Incunabula--Spain
  • Books--Asturias (Spain)
  • Spain--Social Life and Customs
  • Catalonia (Spain)--Civilization--Manuscripts
  • Printing--Spain
  • Spain--Intellectual Life--711-1516
  • Civilization, Medieval in literature
  • Literature and Science--Spain
  • Science, Medieval
  • Arabs--Spain--History
  • Inquisition--Spain
  • Muslims--Spain
  • Islam--Spain
  • Barcelona (Spain)--Church history
  • Church and states--Spain--History
  • Spain--History--Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516--Historiography
  • Jews-Portugal--History--15th century
  • Toledo (Spain)--Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Spain--Civilization--Islamic influences
  • Spain--Civilization--Jewish influences
  • Judaism--Spain
  • Spain--Race Relations
  • Religious Tolerance--Spain--History
  • Arabs--Spain--Andalusia--History