IMPACT OF RECONQUISTA ON THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN: A HISTORIOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Hina Aziz, Taimia Sabiha

Abstract

Reconquista- a vicious series of campaigns in the Iberian peninsula between 8th and 15th centuries by Christians to get back the Spanish land from Muslims (Moors), is usually considered a crusading attempt. However, medieval Andalusian population was multiethnic and pluralistic in its very nature remarked with the establishment of   Convivencia- a period of mutual tolerance and peaceful inter-communal relationship. The living of different faith communities in Andalusia made it a worthwhile subject of studying interfaith relationship, the area less studied in historical enterprise. No less significant is to study the relationship between Reconquista, Christianization of Iberian Peninsula and its impact on non-Christian natives of medieval Andalus. Using historiographical analysis as a strategy, this paper studies Reconquista, its ideology and its aftermaths on Muslim community. It points out that Church unification and reformation along with Iberian colonization were the main factors which gradually Christianized almost the whole Iberian land. Additionally, it is also emphasized that Reconquista was an actual event and not a myth as considered by some historians.

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Hina Aziz, Taimia Sabiha. (2022). IMPACT OF RECONQUISTA ON THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN: A HISTORIOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS. Islamic Sciences, 5(1). Retrieved from https://islamicsciences.org/index.php/islsci/article/view/162