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Strategies of medieval communal identity : Judaism, Christianity and Islam /
edited by Wout J. van Bekkum and Paul M. Cobb
imprint
Paris : Dudley, MA : Peeters, 2004.
description
x, 186 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9042914920
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imprint
Paris : Dudley, MA : Peeters, 2004.
isbn
9042914920
catalogue key
5376907
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The leading theme of this collection of essays and studies is the diversity of aspects of medieval communal identity. All o he studies in this volume touch upon one or more of the compel issues that lie at the heart of religious identity in the Middle Ages. They do so through concrete study of the very real practices by which medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims could police the perimeters of their spiritual communities.
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Aspects of medieval communal identity are explored in this collection of essays, that provides a study of the very real practices by which medieval Jews, Christians & Muslims policed the perimeters of their spiritual communities.
Long Description
The leading theme of this collection of essays and studies is the diversity of aspects of medieval communal identity. While the authors were selected for the very diversity of their interests, their final papers do tend to cohere around some recurrent themes. All of the studies in this volume touch upon one or more of the complex issues that lie at the heart of religious identity in the Middle Ages. They do so through concrete study of the very real practices by which medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims could police the perimeters of their spiritual communities. The authors were especially urged to note instances where religious identity was shaped without reference to dogmas, creeds, or sacred law. In no case are any of these papers satisfied with normative, legal definitions of Jew, Christian, or Muslim in medieval times. Sometimes small and subtle, sometimes explicit, dire, and violent, the techniques that emerge from these studies testify to the diversity of strategies of medieval communal identity over space and their changes over time.
Table of Contents
Introduction : strategies of medieval communal identityp. 1
The multiplicity, duality, and unity of heresiesp. 11
Canonization in early Islam : reception of the 'Uthmanic codex in the Arabic linguistic traditionp. 29
Prelude to the Inquisition : the discourse of persecution, the Toledan Rebellion of 1449, and the contest for orthodoxyp. 47
The moral imperative in contemporary Islamic movements : an early expression in the structure of al-Ma'mun's Inquisition (Mihna), 833 C.E.p. 75
The Inquisition in its own words : Portuguese auto-da-fe sermons as historical sourcesp. 87
Discipline, inquisition, and the mentality of the inquisitorp. 109
Medieval Franciscan mission : history and conceptp. 137
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