By Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

ISBN-10: 022610303X

ISBN-13: 9780226103037

ISBN-10: 0226547264

ISBN-13: 9780226547268

Conquered in 1492 and colonized via invading Castilians, town and nation of Granada confronted radical alterations imposed via its occupiers during the first 1/2 the 16th century—including the compelled conversion of its local Muslim inhabitants. Written by way of Francisco Núñez Muley, one of the coerced Christian converts, this notable letter hotels a clear-sighted, impassioned protest opposed to the unreasonable and strongly assimilationist legislation that required all switched over Muslims in Granada to decorate, converse, consume, marry, rejoice fairs, and be buried precisely because the Castilian settler inhabitants did.

Now on hand in its first English translation, Núñez Muley’s account is a useful instance of ways Spain’s former Muslims made lively use of the written notice to problem and brazenly withstand the steadily illiberal guidelines of the Spanish Crown. well timed and resonant—given present debates referring to Islam, minorities, and cultural and linguistic assimilation—this version offers students in a number fields with a bright and early instance of resistance within the face of oppression.

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