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11th-Century Spanish People: El Cid, Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile, Ferdinand I of Leon and Castile, Peter I of Aragon and Navarre, Bahya Ibn Paqu Source Wikipedia

11th-Century Spanish People: El Cid, Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile, Ferdinand I of Leon and Castile, Peter I of Aragon and Navarre, Bahya Ibn Paqu

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Published October 24th 2012
ISBN : 9781155139012
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108 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: El Cid, Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile, Ferdinand I of Leon and Castile, Peter I of Aragon andMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: El Cid, Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile, Ferdinand I of Leon and Castile, Peter I of Aragon and Navarre, Bahya ibn Paquda, Petrus Alphonsi, Bernard I, Count of Besalu, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Sancho III of Navarre, Gonzalo of Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, Judah ben Barzillai, Urraca of Zamora, Sancho Garcia of Castile, Wifred II, Count of Cerdanya, Ermengol I, Count of Urgell, Casilda of Toledo, Sancha of Leon, Elvira of Castile, Queen of Leon, Ermengol III, Count of Urgell, Aurea of San Millan, Ermengol IV, Count of Urgell, Elvira Mendes, Ermengol II, Count of Urgell, Garcia Sanchez of Castile, Urraca of Covarrubias, Jimena Diaz. Excerpt: Petrus Alphonsi (also known as Peter Alfonsi- born Moses Sephardi) was a Jewish Spanish writer and astronomer, and polemicist, who converted to Christianity. Born at an unknown date in the 12th century and an unknown place within Muslim Spain, he embraced Christianity and was baptized at Huesca on St. Peters Day, June 29, 1106. In honor of the saint and of his royal patron and godfather he took the name of Petrus Alfonsi (Alfonsos Peter). Petrus was born a Jew while living in al-Andalus, and after he rose to prominence, he converted to Christianity. This environment gave him an advantageous knowledge of Christianity, Judaism and Islam that would later prove useful in his polemics. John Tolan mentioned in his book Petrus Alfonsi and His Medieval Readers that Alfonsis texts were received enthusiastically-he became an auctor, an authority to be quoted. His success was due in large part to his ability to bridge several cultures: a Jew from the world of al-Andalus. His knowledge of these different religions is what makes Alfonsi unique and why he is essential to be studied when looking at anti-Judaic polemics. Petrus upbringing placed him in an atmosphere that provided a...