The Perception of Muslims in the Christian Poetry of the “Romanceros Fronterizos” in Medieval and Post-Medieval Spain
Medieval Spain (Al-Andalus) was a place of multicultural intermingling. During the period so called “Reconquista”, the civilization of the Christian kingdoms were nurtured by Muslim culture with, in the late Middle Ages, the rise of Mudejar art, an interpretation of the Islamic aesthetics by Christian and converted artists. This lecture will talk about an artistic product reflecting the cross-cultural phenomenon in Spain before and after 1492. This product is a poetry genre called “romancero” or “romancero fronterizo that appeared in the Middle Ages but remained popular in the 15th-16th centuries and beyond.
Date: Monday, June 28, 2010; 5:30-6:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Room 2, Level 2, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK
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