Seminar: "Jews, Muslims, and the Re-Imagination of the Other in Reconquest Spain"

By Pamela Patton (Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

Sala Juan Cabré 2D

Description: At its peak in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the movement traditionally known as the Spanish Reconquest transformed the societies of the Iberian Peninsula at nearly every level. Among the most vivid signs of this change were the innovative images developed by Christians to depict the subjugated Muslims and Jews encompassed by their vastly expanded kingdoms. Prof. Patton's talk examines images in which the features of these two groups are accidentally or deliberately elided as a means of articulating their differences from a newly dominant Christian majority.

Coord.: Therese Martin (IH, CCHS-CSIC)