Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)   By:

Book cover

First Page:

CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM IN SPAIN

A.D. 756 1031

C.R. HAINES, M.A.

AUTHOR OF "ENGLAND AND THE OPIUM TRADE"; "EDUCATION AND MISSIONS"; "VERSIONS IN VERSE."

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH &CO., PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1889

[Note: While there is only one Chapter IX in the Table of Contents, there are two in text. I believe the first was meant to be part of Chapter VIII.]

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Invasion of Spain by the barbarians Its easy conquest Quarrels among the conquerors Departure of the Vandals Visigoths gain the supremacy Conflict with Eastern Empire Reduction of the Suevi All Spain becomes Gothic Approach of Saracens Planting of Christianity in Spain St James Gospel first preached at Elvira Irenaeus Persecutions Martyrs Council of Elvira Council of Nice Number of Christians Paganism proscribed Julian Arianism Ulphilas Conversion of barbarians Degeneracy of religion Priscillian His heresy condemned Priscillian burnt Paganism, in Spain The Gothic Government Church and State Power of king Election of bishops Arianism of Goths Ermenegild Bigotry in Spain Jews Influence of clergy Of the pope 1 11

CHAPTER II.

Period of Gothic rule Degeneracy of Goths Causes of their fall Battle of Guadalete Resistance of towns Theodomir Remnant in the North Mohammedanism Its rise and progress Reduction of Africa Siege of Constantinople Attacks on Spain Tarif Arabs in Gaul Anarchy in Spain Christians in the North Clemency of the Arabs Treaties Conquest easy Rhapsodies of Isidore Slaves Jews Impartiality of Arab governors Khalifate established Feuds of Arabs and Berbers Revolt of Berbers Syrian Arabs Settlement of Arabs Effect of Berber wars 11 25

CHAPTER III.

Landing of Abdurrahman Khalifate of Cordova Condition of Christians Proselytism Apostates Arabs and Spaniards Evidence of Christian writers Condition of the people Serfs No revolts No solidarity with the Christians in the North Relations with Arabs at first friendly The jehad in Spain Martyrs in battle Fabulous martyr Anambad, first martyr Peter of Najuma No other till 824 John and Adulphus Causes of Martyrdoms Amalgamation of the two peoples Intermarriage Children of mixed parents Nunilo and Alodia Mania for martyrdom Voluntary martyrdoms The Spanish confessors Threatened deterioration in the Church Christianity infected with Moslem customs Religious fervour in convents Fanaticism, of monks Fresh martyrs Perfectus, John, Isaac Arab inability to understand the motives of these martyrs Causes of fanaticism Sanctus Peter Walabonsus, etc 25 40

CHAPTER IV.

Flora and Maria Their adventures Trial Meet Eulogius in prison Their execution Other martyrs Hidden Christians Aurelius, Sabigotha, etc Plan for procuring martyrdom Miracle in prison Execution Other martyrs Death of Abdurrahman II. Mohammed I. Martyrs Prodigy upon their execution Outrage in a mosque Punishment of offenders Apprehension of king Meditates a persecution Even a massacre Series of martyrdoms Cloister of Tabanos suppressed Columba, Pomposa Abundius a true martyr Others martyred Censor of Cordova Persecution and death of Ruderic Eulogius Parentage and antecedents Opposes amalgamation of Arabs and Christians Encourages learning of Latin Imprisonment Elected Bishop of Toledo Again imprisoned Trial Execution His relics 40 54

CHAPTER V.

Doubtful martyrs No persecution raging The Muzarabes Churches in Cordova Arab description of a church Monasteries outside the city Voluntary martyrs, chiefly from Cordova No ferment at Elvira Enthusiasts not a large body Their leaders The moderate party Objections against the martyrs Voluntary martyrdoms forbidden by the Church Answer of apologists Evidence as to persecution Apologists inconsistent Eulogius and Alvar Reviling of Mohammed Martyrs worked no miracles Defence of apologists illogical Martyrs put to death not by idolaters Death without torture Their bodies corrupted Moslem taunts Effect of martyrdoms on the Moslems Prohibition of relics Traffic in relics They work miracles Relics taken from Spain to France Expedition of monks for that purpose St Vincent's body Relics of George, Aurelius, etc... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books