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If the idea of the medieval has been widely deployed in the colonial and neocolonial West as a marker of cultural backwardness, the Anglo-American perspective has often regarded Spain as part of a historically underdeveloped world and as a late-comer to Protestant/Enlightenment traditions of democracy, tolerance, and progress. Yet the many cultural dimensions of medieval IIf the idea of the medieval has been widely deployed in the colonial and neocolonial West as a marker of cultural backwardness, the Anglo-American perspective has often regarded Spain as part of a historically underdeveloped world and as a late-comer to Protestant/Enlightenment traditions of democracy, tolerance, and progress. Yet the many cultural dimensions of medieval Iberia make it pressingly relevant to current critiques of western modernity. This volume, which brings into dialogue historians and literary scholars in medieval and modern Iberian cultures, interrogates the contemporary significance of the distant Spanish past, particularly in regard to tensions in the relationship between the West and Islam. Rejecting an illusory space of neutrality, the search for relevance is envisioned as an ethically and politically necessary form of inquiry. ...

Title : In the Light of Medieval Spain: Islam, the West, and the Relevance of the Past
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ISBN : 9781403983893
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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  • Helen
    2019-05-15 13:53

    Memory, discourse of legendary historical myths, rewriting of the past, relevance of the past to the present and Spain, what's not to love? I could kick Palgrave Macmillian though, for publishing great titles that consistently run $78-160, even used. Example: $158 new and the used titles are even higher. Fingers crossed, hoping inter-library loan can snag it for me. http://www.amazon.com/Women-Spanish-F...