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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198797456.001.0001

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The Notion of the Loss of Spain

The Notion of the Loss of Spain

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(p.30) 2 The Notion of the Loss of Spain
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Admiration and Awe
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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0003

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between destruction and memory within the historical discourses on the Islamic conquest and the Christian recovery of Spain, which eventually resulted in the thirteenth-century demolition of Toledo Mosque. In the first place, medieval narratives on the Loss of Spain are studied in order to analyze the early modern echoes of its commentaries about the Islamic destruction of Christian Spain, and particularly those about the demolition of churches. In addition, the early modern reuse of that narrative is connected to the Humanist concern about the relationship between architectonic destruction and memory. Finally, the example of the medieval story on the conversion and later destruction of Toledo Mosque is studied as a precedent to subsequent narrations.

Keywords:   Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Toledo Mosque, Toledo Cathedral, Alphonse VI, Loss of Spain, architectonic destruction, architectonic memory, King Roderick, mosque conversion, mosque destruction

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