Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Jonathan Shannon

Second Advisor

Alexander E. Elinson

Academic Program Adviser

Yukio Koga

Abstract

This thesis examines the role in contemporary Spanish cultural politics of two historical narratives from Spain’s Islamic era: St. James and Convivencia. I argue that these narratives serve different political agendas as Spain comes to terms both with its past and the challenges of Muslim immigration in the present.

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