‘Convivencia’ and the limitations of a macro lens

From the Libro de ajedrez, dados tables – Alfonso X; Biblioteca de la Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid     Yes, I’m going back down the well-trodden path. Apologies in advance. Convivencia is probably the most contentious word in medieval Iberian studies. While debate around it and its usage has died down in recent […]

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Mission statement

Before properly embarking on this blog I’d like to outline what is at once a mission statement of sorts, and a disclaimer. In my very short years as an academic writer I’ve grown increasingly (and, at times, prohibitively) self-conscious. Self-conscious of how my own experiences, environment and personal relationships all in some way influence the […]

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