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Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

L. P. Harvey


On December 18, 1499, the Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government's attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian government with an excuse—or justification, as its leaders saw things—to embark on the systematic elimination of the Islamic presence from Spain, as well as from the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, over the next hundred years. Picking up at the end of his earlier classic study, which described the cou ... More

Keywords: Islam, Grenada, Spain, Christianity, Moriscos, aljamiado, multiculturalism, Counter-Reformation, tolerance, rebellion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226319636
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. P. Harvey, author