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Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Cristina Alvarez Millan and Claudia Heide


Pascual de Gayangos (1809–97), celebrated Spanish Orientalist and polymath, is recognised as the father of the modern school of Arabic studies in Spain. He gave Islamic Spain its own voice, for the first time representing Spain's ‘other’ from ‘within’ not from without. This book celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth. Covering a wide range of subjects, the book reflects the multiple fields in which Gayangos was involved including scholarship on the culture of Islamic and Christian Spain; history, literature, art; conservation and preservation of national heritage; formation of archives ... More

Keywords: Pascual de Gayangos, Spanish Orientalist, polymath, Arabic, Islamic Spain, culture, Christian Spain, national heritage, archives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635474
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Alvarez Millan, author

Claudia Heide, author