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Prof. Ana Echevarria Arsuaga

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Vita

Ana Echevarria

1990 Licenciatura (five years degree) in Geography and History (focus on Medieval History), Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

1995 PhD in History, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.: "The Fortress of Faith: The Perception of Muslims in Fifteenth Century Spain". Supervisors: Prof. Angus I. K. MacKay and Mr. Allan Hood.

Professor for the History of the Middle Ages, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Madrid

Awards

1999 UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (Los Angeles, California): summer scholarship.

1998–2001 Postdoctoral  Scholarship of the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, to conduct research at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia on the topic “Social and political impacts of conversion to Christianity in fifteenth century Castile”.

2008 International Award for Research on the History and Culture of al-Andalus, Chair of Arabic Studies Al-Babtain Foundation (Kuwait)-University of Cordoba, for the book Los musulmanes de Ávila (siglos XII-XVI).

2011–2012 Fellowship of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe”, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

Research concentrations

  • Relations between Muslims and Christians, especially interreligious polemic, Mudejars, conversion and crusade
  • Queenship
  • Medieval Mining

Function within the Center

Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (October 2015–September 2016)

Research project “Muslim Minorities in the Iberian Peninsula. The Challenge of the Convivencia Model”
Abstract

Publications

Books

„La jurisdicción eclesiástica mozárabe a través de la Colección Canónica Hispana en árabe“, in „Von Mozarabern zu Mozarabismen? Zur Vielfalt von kulturellen Ordnungen auf der Iberischen Halbinsel im Mittelalter“, (ed. K. Herbers, M. Maser et al.). Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2014, pp. 131-144.

“Islamic Confraternities and Funerary Practices: hallmarks of Mudejar identity in the Iberian Peninsula?”, Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, 25, 2013: 1-24.

“Jews as Heretics in the Eyes of an Arabized Christian Community”, en The legal status of ḏimmī-s in the Islamic West, (ed. J. Tolan & M. Fierro), Turnhout: Brepols, 2013, pp. 347-363.

“Trujamanes and Scribes: Interpreting Mediation in Iberian Royal Courts”, en Cultural Brokers between Religions (ed. M. von der Höh, J. R. Oesterle & N. Jaspert). Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2013, pp. 73-94.

The City of the Three Mosques: Ávila and its Muslims in the Middle Ages. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-89500-829-0. Arabic translation: Al-wujūd al-islāmī fī madīna Abula min al-qarn al-khādī ‘ashar ilà al-qarn al-sādis ‘ashar. Alexandria: Dar Alwafaa -Al-Babtain Foundation, 2012.

Almanzor, un califa en la sombra. Madrid: Sílex, 2011. ISBN: 978-84-7737-464-0.

Biografías mudéjares. La experiencia de ser minoría: biografías mudéjares en la España cristiana. Serie Estudios Onomásticos-Biográficos de Al-Andalus, XV. Madrid: CSIC, 2008. ISBN: 978-84-00-08744-9

Caballeros en la frontera. La guardia morisca de los reyes de Castilla (1410-1467). Madrid: UNED, 2006. ISBN: 84-362-5177-6, English translation: Knights on the Frontier. The Moorish Guard of the Kings of Castile (1410-1467). Leiden: Brill, 2008. ISBN: 978 90 04 17110 7

Catalina de Lancaster, reina regente de Castilla. Hondarribia: Nerea, 2002. ISBN: 978-84-89569-79-9
The Fortress of Faith. The attitude towards Muslims in fifteenth century Spain. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1999. ISBN: 90-04-11232-4

Contact

Tel. +34 91 398 67 78
E-Mail aechevarria@geo.uned.es