By Janina M. Safran
Al-Andalus, the Arabic identify for the medieval Islamic nation in Iberia, continued for over 750 years following the Arab and Berber conquest of Hispania in 711. whereas the preferred conception of al-Andalus is that of a land of spiritual tolerance and cultural cooperation, the truth is that we all know particularly little approximately how Muslims ruled Christians and Jews in al-Andalus and approximately social kin between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In Defining limitations in al-Andalus, Janina M. Safran takes an in depth examine the constitution and perform of Muslim political and legal-religious authority and gives an extraordinary examine intercommunal existence in Iberia through the first 3 centuries of Islamic rule.
Safran makes inventive use of a physique of facts that before has long past principally untapped via historians-the writings and reviews of Andalusi and Maghribi jurists through the Umayyad dynasty. those assets let her to convey to lifestyles a society present process dramatic transformation. noticeable transformations among conquerors and conquered and Muslims and non-Muslims grew to become blurred over the years through transculturation, intermarriage, and conversion. Safran examines plentiful proof of intimate touch among members of alternative spiritual groups and of legal-juridical lodging to advance an issue approximately how legal-religious gurus interpreted the social agreement among the Muslim regime and the Christian and Jewish populations. delivering numerous examples of boundary-testing and negotiation and bringing judges, jurists, and their felony critiques and texts into the narrative of Andalusi heritage, Safran deepens our realizing of the politics of Umayyad rule, makes Islamic legislation tangibly social, and renders intercommunal relatives vividly personal.
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