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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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The Intellectual Life of Spain's Clandestine Muslims

The Intellectual Life of Spain's Clandestine Muslims

(p.122) Five The Intellectual Life of Spain's Clandestine Muslims
Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614
University of Chicago Press

Many of the extant files of the proceedings of Inquisition trials contain references to books and other written material impounded as evidence when the accused were taken into custody. In some cases, the written evidence was preserved alongside the rest of the dossier and so is still available. This is by no means the only category of evidence that has survived to tell us about the written word as it was still cultivated among Muslims in Spain in the final underground period of their history. From the hiding places where they were secreted by their Morisco owners long ago, under floorboards or behind false walls, a sufficiently large number of manuscript books from a sufficiently diverse range of hiding places and other sources has now emerged for us to form a clear idea of the nature of their literature. The crypto-Muslims of Spain continued to be People of the Book, and they were people with books. This chapter presents some key aspects of what they read and what they wrote.

Keywords:   Muslims in Spain, Morisco, people with books, crypto-Muslims, manuscripts, books, Inquisition trials

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