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By Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

This publication bargains the 1st systematic research of the cultural and non secular appropriation of Andalusian structure through Spanish historians in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries. up to now this technique of Christian appropriation has as a rule been mentioned as a phenomenon of architectural hybridisation. even if, this used to be a interval within which the development of a Spanish nationwide identification grew to become a key concentration of ancient discourse. consequently, cultural
hybridity encountered partial competition from these trying to determine cultural and non secular homogeneity.

Spain's Islamic prior turned a tremendous obstacle during this interval and historic writing served because the web site for a posh negotiation of identification. Historians and antiquarians used a number recommendations to re-appropriate the that means of medieval Islamic background as befitted the recent id of Spain as a Catholic monarchy and empire. at the one hand, the monuments' Islamic beginning used to be subjected to ancient revisions and re-identified as Roman or Phoenician. nevertheless, spiritual forgeries were
invented that staked claims for constructions and towns having been based by way of Christians ahead of the arriving of the Muslims in Spain. Islamic stones have been used as center proof in debates that formed the early improvement of archaeology, and so they grew to become the centre of a ancient controversy about
the foundation of Spain as a kingdom in addition to its ecclesiastical history.

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