Egregia beatorum certamina martyrum
– A Short Rereading of the Accounts on the Martyrs of Cordoba (9th Century)
(FKTh 2013-4, p. 241–261)
The study is drawing attention to the Hispania of the 9th century and examines exemplarily the protracted rootage of Islam on European soil.
The focus of the survey are the attendant, religious and cultural circumstances, which have consequentially arisen for the Arabized Spanish Christians, the so-called “Mozarabs”. Their legal status and their living conditions are analyzed. Additionally, the story of the martyrs Eulogius, Alvar as well as the martyrs of Cordubens is described on the base of tangible sources. The cult of the Spanish Neo martyrs also found wide spreading in the Frankish Empire to the north of the Pyrenees through the translation of the relics of the Holy Georgius Monachus, Aurelius and Nathalia to Paris.