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Convivencia and Filosefardismo in Spanish Nation-building


Alfons Aragoneses


Universitat Pompeu Fabra

May 1, 2016

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-05

Abstract:     
The paper describes the historical trajectory of filosefardismo and references to convivencia in Spain and its reflection in the legal and political culture and the Nation-building process. It considers not the presence of Judaism in contemporary Spanish law and society but, following the suggestions of David Nirenberg, how the references to Jews and to Judaism affected Spanish society, how the “Spanish Jewish question” influenced legal and political thought and the nation-building process in Spain.

To trace this reinvention of the medieval Sephardim, the paper analyzes legal and political texts (laws, administrative texts and parliamentary debates) whose discourse about interpretation and/or legitimacy fulfilled important social and political functions in 19th century deliberations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: Convivencia Nation-building, Filosefardismo, Anti-Semitism, Legal Culture


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Date posted: June 23, 2016  

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Aragoneses, Alfons, Convivencia and Filosefardismo in Spanish Nation-building (May 1, 2016). Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2798054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2798054

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Alfons Aragoneses (Contact Author)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain
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