Download PDF by Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta: A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and

By Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

ISBN-10: 022610303X

ISBN-13: 9780226103037

ISBN-10: 0226547264

ISBN-13: 9780226547268

Conquered in 1492 and colonized through invading Castilians, town and nation of Granada confronted radical alterations imposed by way of its occupiers in the course of the first 1/2 the 16th century—including the pressured conversion of its local Muslim inhabitants. Written by means of Francisco Núñez Muley, one of the coerced Christian converts, this striking 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 a good time 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 energetic use of the written observe to problem and overtly withstand the steadily illiberal rules of the Spanish Crown. well timed and resonant—given present debates pertaining to Islam, minorities, and cultural and linguistic assimilation—this version presents students in a variety of fields with a shiny and early instance of resistance within the face of oppression.

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