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By Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

This ebook bargains the 1st systematic research of the cultural and non secular appropriation of Andalusian structure through Spanish historians in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries. up to now this means of Christian appropriation has usually been mentioned as a phenomenon of architectural hybridisation. even though, this used to be a interval within which the development of a Spanish nationwide id turned a key concentration of old discourse. therefore, cultural
hybridity encountered partial competition from these trying to determine cultural and non secular homogeneity.

Spain's Islamic previous grew to become an immense drawback during this interval and historic writing served because the website for a posh negotiation of id. Historians and antiquarians used a number recommendations to re-appropriate the which means of medieval Islamic history as befitted the hot identification of Spain as a Catholic monarchy and empire. at the one hand, the monuments' Islamic beginning was once subjected to old revisions and re-identified as Roman or Phoenician. nevertheless, non secular forgeries were
invented that staked claims for constructions and towns having been based through Christians ahead of the coming of the Muslims in Spain. Islamic stones have been used as center facts in debates that formed the early improvement of archaeology, and so they grew to become the centre of a ancient controversy about
the foundation of Spain as a kingdom in addition to its ecclesiastical history.

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