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By Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

ISBN-10: 022610303X

ISBN-13: 9780226103037

ISBN-10: 0226547264

ISBN-13: 9780226547268

Conquered in 1492 and colonized by means of invading Castilians, the town and nation of Granada confronted radical alterations imposed by means of its occupiers in the course of the first 1/2 the 16th century—including the compelled conversion of its local Muslim inhabitants. Written via Francisco Núñez Muley, one of the coerced Christian converts, this amazing letter resorts a clear-sighted, impassioned protest opposed to the unreasonable and strongly assimilationist legislation that required all switched over Muslims in Granada to decorate, communicate, consume, marry, have fun 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 the way Spain’s former Muslims made energetic use of the written observe to problem and brazenly withstand the steadily illiberal regulations of the Spanish Crown. well timed and resonant—given present debates bearing on Islam, minorities, and cultural and linguistic assimilation—this version offers students in more than a few fields with a vibrant and early instance of resistance within the face of oppression.

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