Religiosidades en Tránsito: el simulacro aljamiado en el siglo XVI español Open Access

Rosa-Rodriguez, Maria Del Mar (2009)

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Religiosidades en Tránsito: el simulacro aljamiado en el siglo XVI español
By María del Mar Rosa-Rodríguez
This dissertation examines Islam, Judaism, and Christianity as portrayed in Aljamiado
Literature, Judeo-Spanish Literature, and a 1504 fatwa. These uncanny and hybrid texts exist on
the borderline between the alphabet of one language and the sound of another (e.g. Spanish
written with Arabic letters or Spanish written in Hebrew characters). This dissertation focuses
exclusively on Aljamiado Literature and intends to map out the religiosities in transit of sixteenth-
Century Spain through the hybridity of language in this literature. The first chapter deals with the
linguistic diversity in Aljamiado writings, creating a theoretical framework of the Aljamiado
simulacra. The second chapter discusses several Aljamiado legends and treatises that illustrate
religious overlaps between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. The third chapter addresses the
religious subjectivities of sixteenth-century Spain produced by the acts of simulation and
dissimulation and the discussion of a 1504 fatwa from the Mufti of Oran. The dissertation
includes several original transcriptions from Aljamiado to Spanish. These texts reveal covert and
subversive gestures of religious and linguistic transit, contrary to the hegemonic definition of
Imperial Spain. Based on six years of extensive archival research in Madrid, this dissertation
incorporates these marginalized texts into the Spanish literary history and explains the religious
passing that takes place when a subject lives between the simulation of Catholicism, and the
dissimulation of Islam and Judaism. [In Spanish]



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Religiosidades en Tránsito: el simulacro aljamiado en el siglo XVI español

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Introducción ........................................................................................................................ 1

Capítulo 1 "Des-marcando el tránsito:" grafía, religiosidad y el simulacro aljamiado .............................................. 9

Capítulo 2 "Ficciones que transitan:" la religiosidad morisca en su literatura ..................................................... 62

Intermezzo "Tránsito paleográfico:" la fatwa pérdida y otros manuscritos ...................................................... 115

Capítulo 3 "Simulación y disimulación:" la fatwa del Muftí de Orán y otros documentos ...................................... 154

Conclusión ..................................................................................................................... 206

Apéndice I ...................................................................................................................... 213

Bibliografía ..................................................................................................................... 216

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