Identidades fronterizas en el contexto andalusí: los muladíes/ Border identities in the context of Al-Andalus: the muladíes
Cuadernos Medievales, Facultad de Humanidades-UNMdP, 2018, 24, pp. 1-18. Online ISSN 2451-6821
Andalusi-Arabic society was made up of different ethnic, linguistic, and religious communities. The present article focuses its attention on one of these communities, to which Spanish historiography has a still unpaid debt. We are referring to the Muladi: the native population converted to Islam. We focus our study of the Muladi community having in mind the perspective of social and sociolinguistic history. Our objective is to analyze the successive processes of cultural change experimented by this community during the first three centuries of Andalusi-Arabic history (seventh to tenth century AD). We will try to get to know the dynamics of Islamization processes and linguistic arabization and the identity change that converted the Iberian Christians (Visigoths) to Andalusi-Arabic. This change confirms, once more, that identities are cultural constructs in a permanent transformation process, not inherited, imposed and inalienable.
Al-Andalus- Aculturación- Arabización- Islamización- Muladíes/ Al-Andalus- Acculturation- Arabization- Islamization- Muladí
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature