Edging Toward Iberia

Edging Toward Iberia

by Jean Dangler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487501235
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/29/2017
Series: Toronto Iberic Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jean Dangler is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University.

Table of Contents


I. Part One: Fundamental Problems; Models and Methods

Chapter One: Fundamental Problems: Periodization and Geography
Chapter Two: Models and Methods: Network Theory and World-Systems Analysis

II. Part Two: Application of Methodology: Trade, Travel, and Socioeconomic Conditions

Chapter Three: The Islamicate Trade Network
Chapter Four: Nonmodern Iberian Travel and the Islamicate Travel Network
Chapter Five: Socioeconomic Conditions: Feudalism, "Slavery," and Poverty

III. Part Three: New Themes: Politics; Identity and Culture

Chapter Six: Politics
Chapter Seven: Identity and Culture


What People are Saying About This

Josiah Blackmore

"With the concept and reality of the network, Jean Dangler charts a course for rethinking scholarly approaches to the study of early Iberia. What emerges from this suggestive book is a dazzling and fluid inter-connectedness of Christian, Islamic, and African peoples and ideas. Edging toward Iberia reveals Iberias we scarcely knew existed, until now."

David Wacks

"Edging toward Iberia is a major contribution to the field of Iberian studies. Jean Dangler deconstructs the basic assumptions of much research in the field and provides a wealth of new critical tools. It is a theoretical manifesto for the field that has the potential to catalyse much innovative research."

Simone Pinet

"Edging toward Iberia is nothing short of a provocation. It calls on scholars of medieval Iberia to radically rethink their most basic categories, their founding principles of periodicity and geographical delimitation. Dangler, however, goes far beyond a mere questioning of the appropriateness of terminologies and periodizations — she provides an erudite history of these and their effects on scholarship, and challenges her readers with a complex theoretical framework to reorganize an entire discipline. This is a most original and rousing book."

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