Decapitation Of Christians And Muslims In The Medieval Iberian Peninsula: Narratives, Images, Contemporary Perceptions

  title={Decapitation Of Christians And Muslims In The Medieval Iberian Peninsula: Narratives, Images, Contemporary Perceptions},
  author={Maribel Fierro},
  journal={Comparative Literature Studies},
  • Maribel Fierro
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • History
  • Comparative Literature Studies
In the year 2004, the newspapers of Aragon?a Spanish Autonomous Community {Comunidad Aut onoma) located south of the Pyrenees and west of Catalonia?as well as some Spanish national media, mentioned the debate then taking place regarding a specific feature of the Aragonese shield, on which the heads of four Moors appear.1 (figure i) Some citizens had asked that these heads be removed from the shield, arguing that they represented the heads of Muslims decapitated during the battle of Alcoraz… 
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