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Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614$
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L. P. Harvey

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226319636

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.001.0001

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Crisis and War: Granada, 1567–1571

Crisis and War: Granada, 1567–1571

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(p.204) Six Crisis and War: Granada, 1567–1571
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Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.003.0006

In the closing period of the history of the Muslims of al-Andalus, there were three key crises, three times of suffering and bloodshed that stood out among the many others. The first was the first revolt in the Alpujarras of 1500 (which was followed by the original forcible conversion of 1501); the last such crisis was, obviously enough, the trauma of the Expulsion of 1609 and after. Between these liminal dates, beyond any doubt the event of the greatest importance, not only for the Moriscos of Granada but for all of Spain's crypto-Muslims, was the second revolt in the Alpujarras of 1568–70, sometimes referred to as the Second Granadan War. The outcome of the fighting of 1568–70 was the elimination of all but a remnant of the Granadan Muslim community from the area where, up to then, the traditions and glories of the past of al-Andalus had survived best. Once the Granadan community had virtually ceased to exist, all over Spain the Christian majority and the crypto-Muslim minorities began to relate to each other differently.

Keywords:   crisis and war, Muslims of al-Andalus, Granada, forcible conversion, revolt, bloodshed, crypto-Muslims

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