Brian Catlos (Montréal, 1966) earned a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and currently holds appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Research Associate at the University of California Santa Cruz. His work centers on Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations and ethno-religious identity in medieval Europe and the Islamic World, and the history of the pre-Modern Mediterranean. A board member of various academic journals, he also co-directs The Mediterranean Seminar, a major initiative and a forum for international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the emerging field of Mediterranean Studies. He has published a number of books and articles including the award-winning, The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300 (Cambridge, 2004); two books are forthcoming: The Muslims of Latin Christendom, 1050–ca. 1615 (Cambridge) and Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors (Hill & Wang). Awards and distinctions include the Governor-General of Canada's Gold Medal for Academic Achievement, a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, and many other university, national and international fellowships and prizes.
He is also a free-lance travel writer and historical consultant, based near Boulder CO and in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his Rough Guide: Languedoc & Roussillon he contributes chapters and updates for other guidebooks, and provides historical expertise for book and film projects.
The first book-length study of the Muslims of medieval Europe, from the Reconquista to the expulsion of the Moriscos and beyond. Coverage from Spain to Lithuania, the Crusader colonies and Muslim slaves, with chapters on ideiology, law, and daily life.
Five case studies of infidel rulers and mercenary paladins reveal the suprising complexities of religious idendtity andthe ambiguities of the Muslim-Christian divide in the Age of Crusade.
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|Cristianos y musulmanes de Cataluña y Aragón, 1050-1300 (Universitat de València, 2010)|
The updated Spanish translation of The Victors and the Vanquished.
This edited volume collects 13 essays written in honor of the economic historian Andrew Watsion, ranging from studies of Visigothic coinage to Canadian regional economic disparity.
The completely reivsed 4th edition of this critically-acclaimed guide book, features detailed information on sites, rich cultural and historical information, and up-to-date and critical reviews of restaurants and accommodation.
Winner of two major awards, this is a revisionist stiudy of the Muslim minority in Christian-dominated Spain, based on a detailed archival research and incorporating novel methodological perspectives.
Featuring interviews with leading scholars and evocative reenactments, this film examines the reiigious diversity of Muslim al-Andalus and its decline. Brian Catlos served as Creative Consultant and appears in interviews. (watch)