Author(s)L. Hidayat Siregar
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AbstractAl-Andalus (Islamic Spain): A History of Religious and Linguistic Interaction. Islamic Spain is a chapter of Islamic history that has alway been very interesting, not only because of its shocking beginning but also because of its tragic end. The main thrust of this essay is focused on discussing the interaction between the Muslim peoples as conqueror on one side and the lokcal Andalusians as the conquered on the other. This fact often results in a black-and-white revolutionary interpretation of the relations between the conquering Arab Muslims and the conquerred Latin Christians. This article argues that, as in anywhere else in the Muslim world, religious and linguistic influence is the most substantive and fundamental aspects of social life compared to political and military aspects and such to occur in the Arab Muslims upon the locals of al-Andalus requires a long intensive interaction. The most relevant factors of the process are explained in this article.