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.
Colominas Aparicio, M. (2020). Spanish Islam in Arabic Script: Language, Identity, and Community Boundaries in the Literature of Religious Polemics of the Muslims of Late Medieval Christian Iberia. Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, 8(1),…Read More
Colominas Aparicio, M., & Wiegers, G. (2020). A Moor of Granada: prophecies as political instruments in the entangled histories of Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East (16th–18th centuries). Hamsa: Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, 6, 1-14.Read More
Colominas Aparicio, M. (2019). Muslim perceptions of sephardic exceptionalism in Christian Iberia. Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies / Annual, 2019, 13-15.Read More
Van Koningsveld, Pieter Sjoerd and Gerard Albert Wiegers: El Pergamino y los Libros Plúmbeos del Sacromonte. Edición Crítica de los Textos Árabes y Análisis de las Ideas Religiosas en Ellos. Presentación de un proyecto de investigación holandés,…Read More