Session1635
TitleNegotiating Iberian Borderlands, II: Ethnic and Religious Boundaries in Iberian Cities
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorAmerican Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (AARHMS) / Texas Medieval Association (TEMA)
 
OrganiserErica Buchberger, Department of History, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Maya Soifer Irish, Department of History, Rice University, Houston
 
Moderator/ChairErica Buchberger, Department of History, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
 
Paper 1635-a Ethno-Religious Groups and the Politics of Urban Space in Seville
(Language: English)
Maya Soifer Irish, Department of History, Rice University, Houston
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Law
Paper 1635-b Equity or Exploitation?: Jews, Muslims, and Urban Defence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon
(Language: English)
Thomas W. Barton, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Diego
Index Terms: Daily Life; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Law
Paper 1635-c Jewish Meat and Christian Wine: Food and Religious Borders in Medieval Catalan Cities
(Language: English)
Sarah Ifft Decker, Department of History, Rhodes College, Tennessee
Index Terms: Daily Life; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Religious Life
 
AbstractIt has long been recognized that the 'border' between Christian and Muslim Iberia was not a tidy line but a fluid region of shifting alliances, diverse layers of identity, and code-switching. Myths of clear-cut divisions were built through various stages of narrative and artistic construction for specific purposes in specific eras, and not always around the Christian-Muslim divide. There were many other active borderlands where territory, identities, and ideas were negotiated. These two sessions aim to draw attention to these other borders - with Francia, within Iberian Christendom and its colonial expansion, in cities, and in literary metaphor and historical narrative.