Monica Colominas Aparicio

Research Scholar (May 2016-Sep 2019)


Monica is interested in the relationships between Muslims, Jews and Christians in the Iberian Peninsula, the attitudes towards religious minorities during the Middle Ages and specially towards the mudejars, their manuscripts written in Arabic and inaljamiado (Spanish in Arabic characters) and within the arts, she is particularly attracted to poetry and music.

Her research investigates the politics of identity of Muslim minority communities living under Christian rule (mudejars) in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula in the later Middle Ages. It focuses on Arabic and aljamiado manuscripts from Aragon and Navarre and it aims to shed light on the function of polemical writing as a discursive means for the construction of Mudejar identities and social realities in the period of relative tolerance that preceded the forced conversions of the sixteenth-century.


Convivencia. Iberian to Global Dynamics (500–1750)


Natural Philosophy in Medieval Muslim Polemics


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Selected Publications

Colominas Aparicio, M., & Wiegers, G. A. (2016). The religion of the muslims of medieval and early modern Castile: interdisciplinary research and recent studies on mudejar Islam (2000-2014). Edad Media: Revista de Historia, 17, 97-108.

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Colominas Aparicio, M. (2018). The religious polemics of the Muslims of late medieval christian Iberia: identity and religious authority in Mudejar Islam. Leiden / Boston: Brill.

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Colominas Aparicio, M. (2013). Review of: Howe, Marvine: Al-Andalus Rediscovered: Iberia’s New Muslims. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Journal of Muslims in Europe, 2(1), 96-97.

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Colominas Aparicio, M. (2015). Review of: Nirenberg, David: Neigboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Middle Ages and today. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2014. Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies, 2(1), 140-143.

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