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Somewhere in the ‘History of Spain’: People, languages and texts in the Iberian Peninsula (13th-15th centuries)
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Background

The powerful 12th-century resurgence that was prompted by a series of social, political and religious changes, with its roots in the cultural renaissance that swept Europe under Charlemagne, led to a watershed in the intellectual life of Western Europe. The new order was enhanced in large measure by the translation of numerous works of classical antiquity into Latin via Arabic, and also by the translation of texts by Muslim Arab scholars. Their most immediate impact was felt in Italy and…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Somewhere in the ‘History of Spain’: People, languages and texts in the Iberian Peninsula (13th-15th centuries)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25515>
First published online: 2010



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