Despite the abundant production of catecismos in 16th century Spain, few of them were addressed directly to the new converted population, and fewer still were translated into or written in Arabic. Given the dimension of the Morisco question within Catholicism at the time, this scarcity is striking. Archbishop of Valencia and attending member of the Council of Trent, Martín Pérez de Ayala, commissioned one of these rare texts, the Doctrina Christiana en Lengua Arauiga y Castellana, written in Valencian Arabic. The text encloses a brief catechism containing mainly prayers but also a set of instructions about both Arabic phonetics and doctrinal matters. The present article intends to study the language ideology present in the translation of Christian doctrine into Arabic. In order to do so, it asks questions such as whether the emphasis on spoken Arabic is a conscious distance from a Koranic Arabic language, and how religious space is shaped through language.
Keywords Catecismos  Conversiones forzadas  Doctrina Christiana  Martín Pérez de Ayala  Moriscos  Árabe  Árabe valenciano
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5209/ilur.75206
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,091
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

El Problema Morisco.M. García Arenal - forthcoming - Al-Qantara, Xiii.
Moriscos and Arabic Studies in Europe.Gerard Wiegers - 2010 - Al-Qantara 31 (2):587-610.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Los estudios de filosofía árabe en España.Rafael Ramón Guerrero - 2010 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 50:123-136.
The New Christian Rhetoric of Origen.Michael Duncan - 2013 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 46 (1):88-104.
Doctrina In Augustine'S De Doctrina Christiana.Gerald A. Press - 1984 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 17 (2):98-120.


Added to PP index

Total views
6 ( #1,133,248 of 2,506,343 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,997 of 2,506,343 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes