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A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada
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A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada

Francisco Núñez Muley

Abstract

Conquered in 1492 and colonized by invading Castilians, the city and kingdom of Granada faced radical changes imposed by its occupiers throughout the first half of the sixteenth century—including the forced conversion of its native Muslim population. Written by one of many coerced Christian converts, this letter lodges a clear-sighted, impassioned protest against the unreasonable and strongly assimilationist laws that required all converted Muslims in Granada to dress, speak, eat, marry, celebrate festivals, and be buried exactly as the Castilian settler population did. Now available in an Eng ... More

Keywords: Castilians, Granada, sixteenth century, occupiers, Christian converts, assimilationist laws, converted Muslims, Spain, former Muslims, Spanish Crown

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226547268
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226547282.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francisco Núñez Muley, author