February 8, 2017 – Camilo Gomez-Rivas, “The Ransom Industry and the Expectation of Refuge on the Medieval Western Mediterranean Muslim-Christian Frontier”

February 8, 2017 – Camilo Gomez-Rivas, “The Ransom Industry and the Expectation of Refuge on the Medieval Western Mediterranean Muslim-Christian Frontier”

Camilo Gomez-Rivas’s current project Refugees of the Reconquista is a history of social responses to displaced populations across the Muslim-Christian frontier over the long territorial decline of al-Andalus. Proceeding from a set of historical questions, the project is based on readings of multiple sources, including Arabic, Castilian, and Catalan legal, historiographical, and literary sources.

Gomez-Rivas is an Assistant Professor of Literature, UCSC, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.

Date/Time

February 8, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Venue
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz

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