As one possible horizon for our conversation, Hussein Fancy’s rereading of the notion of convivencia dislodges it from the binary academic discourse into which it has become locked since the bitter debates between Américo Castro and Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz over Spain’s identity in relation to its medieval Iberian past.
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In this position paper, rather than highlighting new corpuses of study or discussing my own particular research, I want to make a more global argument about the position of interdisciplinary fields within today’s academy and open up a discussion about what Mediterranean studies, Iberian Studies, and early modern Hispanism might look like as a set of truly collaborative, intersecting fields.
The Library of Congress hosts a digital version of Konrad Miller’s “restoration” of Al-Idrīsī’s Map of 1154.
We will be looking at this manuscript from the Hi-res version digitized at the National Library of France, as you see in the link.
From the home page of the website: ABOUT THIS PROJECT: In 2009 I read the work of Ramon Pujades “Les cartes portolanes: la representació medieval d’una mar solcada,”((In Catalan, with English text ‘Portolan charts: the medieval representation of a ploughed sea’, Barcelona: Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya; Institut d’Estudis Catalans; Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània; Lunwerg, 2007. [With a DVD featuring the charts and selections of the atlases cited.] ISBN: 10: 8497854144.
During the 16th century, a growing interest for the Islamic world led to an effort by Westerners in acquiring Arabic manuscripts.