Muslims in Medieval Italy: The Colony at Lucera

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Lexington Books, 19 ago 2003 - 280 pagine
Muslims in Medieval Italy: The Colony at Lucera is the history of a Muslim colony in the southern Italian city of Lucera during the Middle Ages. Author Julie Taylor draws on a vast array of primary sources, unpublished manuscripts, and archeological data to provide a detailed account of the lives of Muslims against the backdrop of the social and political complexities of medieval Lucera. Taylor's work illuminates the legal and social status of Muslims in Christendom and the contributions made by Muslims to the economy and defense of the kingdom of Sicily, and it also yields noteworthy insights into Muslim-Christian relations. Muslims in Medieval Italy is a thoroughly researched and absorbing account.

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After the Norman conquest of Sicily in the 11th century, a substantial Muslim population remained on the island, which was largely allowed to maintain their religion, Arabic language, and internal ... Leggi recensione completa

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Julie Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan at Dearborn.

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