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Author Vose, Robin J. E., author
Title Dominicans, Muslims, and Jews in the medieval crown of Aragon / Robin Vose
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 294 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 74
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 74
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Dominican concepts of mission -- The coming of the friars -- Studies and writings -- Teaching truth -- Destroying error -- Workers in the vineyard of the Lord -- Diplomacy and espionage -- The complexities of everyday life
With their active apostolate of preaching and teaching, Dominican friars were important promoters of Latin Christianity in the borderlands of medieval Spain and North Africa. Historians have long assumed that their efforts to convert or persecute non-Christian populations played a major role in worsening relations between Christians, Muslims and Jews in the era of crusade and reconquista. This study sheds light on the topic by setting Dominican participation in celebrated but short-lived projects such as Arabic language studia or anti-Jewish theological disputations alongside day-to-day realities of mendicant life in the medieval Crown of Aragon. From old Catalan centers like Barcelona to newly conquered Valencia and Islamic North Africa, the author shows that Dominican friars were on the whole conservative educators and disciplinarians rather than innovative missionaries - ever concerned to protect the spiritual well-being of the faithful by means of preaching, censorship and maintenance of existing barriers to interfaith communications
TAEBDC; 2010
Link Print version: 9780521886437
Subject Dominicans. Provincia Dominicana de Aragón -- History
Dominicans -- Missions -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- To 1500
Missions to Muslims -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- To 1500
Missions to Jews -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- To 1500
Aragon (Spain) -- Church history
Alt Title Dominicans, Muslims & Jews in the Medieval Crown of Aragon
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