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(Spanish; in Catalan mudèixar ), from the Arabic mudad̲j̲d̲j̲an or ahl al-dad̲j̲n , a term to designate the Muslim who, in return for the payment of tribute, continued to live in territories conquered by the Christians. The word covers the double sense of “one who remains behind, a laggard”, and of tributarius , which is the translation of the Vocabulista in arabico. In fact, there is a correlation between the fact of not emigrating before the Christian advance and that of becoming subject to a new jurisdiction which is no longer Islamic. The term is als…

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Chalmeta, P., “Mudéjar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0772>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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