Summary of Project
The General e Grand estoria GGE, sponsored by king Alfonso X of Castile (r.1252-1248), stands out as the largest universal history written in Medieval Europe, a truly ecumenical work in the development of both biblical exegesis, and secular historiography.
Our work positions the study of the GGE within the multicultural context of its production and reevaluates the role of Judaism and Islam, as well as the Graeco-roman classical traditions, in the birth of Castilian and European historical writing and the beginnings of vernacular fiction.
We employ Digital Humanities tools to analyze the confluence of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim biblical interpretation in Medieval Iberia, and thus enables us to create an edition and translation that reflects a more comprehensive understanding of its meaning as intended by its authors.
The Confluence of Religious Cultures in Medieval Historiography is always looking to collaborate with talented students and professors!