Mixed Marriages, Moorish Vices and Military Betrayals: Christian-Islamic Confluence in Count Pedro's Book of Lineages [chapter]

Tiago Queimada e Silva
This article deals with representations of Christian-Islamic confluence in the medieval Portuguese genealogical compilation known as Livro de Linhagens do Conde D. Pedro (Count Pedro's Book of Lineages), assembled in the mid-fourteenth century by Count Pedro of Barcelos. Several narratives dealing with the non-military interaction of Christians and Muslims are analysed in this article, which discusses their role in the aristocratic discourses of political legitimization. The article's main
more » ... article's main argument is that, when evoking ancestors who reinforced the family's prestige, medieval Portuguese aristocratic families considered ethnic and cultural origin as secondary to their ancestors' social status.
doi:10.17613/q90k-m023 fatcat:vwtrr4w3jreq5ksfvyvwz7dx4u