The heritage of al Andalus and the formation of Spanish history and identity

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Said, Imam Ghazali (2017) The heritage of al Andalus and the formation of Spanish history and identity. International Journal of History and Cultural Studies, 3 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2454-7654

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This research deals with the Islamic cultural heritage in al-Andalus and its significance for Spanish history and identity. It attempts to answer the question relating to the significance of Islamic legacies for the construction of Spanish history and identity. This research is a historical analysis of historical sources or data regarding the problem related to the place and contribution of al-Andalus’or Islamic cultural legacies in its various dimensions. Source materials of this research are particularly written primary and secondary sources. The interpretation of data employs the perspective of continuity and change, and continuity and discontinuity, in addition to Foucault’s power/knowledge relation. This research reveals that al-Andalus was not merely a geographical entity, but essentially a complex of literary, philosophical and architectural construction. The lagacies of al-Andalus are seen as having a great significance for the reconstruction of Spanish history and the formation of Spanish identity, despite intense debates taking place among different scholar/historians. From Foucauldian perspective, the break between those who advocate and those who challenge the idea of convivencia in social, religious, cultural and literary spheres is to a large extent determined by power/knowledge relation. The Castrian and Albornozan different interpretations of the Spanish history and identity reflect their relations to power and their attitude to contemporary political situation that determine the production of historical knowledge.


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Item Type: Article
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Said, Imam
Subjects: Islam > Peradaban
Keywords: Islamic legacies; heritage; Spanish history and identity
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sejarah dan Peradaban Islam
Depositing User: Said Imam Ghazali
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 12:53

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