Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain

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The New Press, 2009 - 350 sider
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"In April 1609, King Philip III of Spain signed an edict denouncing the Muslim inhabitants of Spain as heretics, traitors. and apostates. Later that year, on threat of death, the entire Muslim population of Spain was given three days to leave Spanish territory." "In the brutal and traumatic exodus that followed, entire families and communities were obliged to abandon homes and villages where they had lived for generations, leaving their property in the hands of their Christian neighbors. In Aragon and Catalonia, Muslims were escorted by government commissioners who forced them to pay whenever they drank water from a river or took refuge in the shade. For five years the expulsion continued to grind on, until an estimated 300,000 Muslims had been removed from Spanish territory, nearly 5 percent of the total population. By 1614 Spain had successfully implemented what was then the largest act of ethnic cleansing in European history, and Muslim Spain had effectively ceased to exist." --
  

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In 1492, with the surrender of the Kingdom of Granada to the Christian armies of Isabella and Fernando the last vestige of Moslem rule on the Iberian Peninsula came to and end. Many Moslems, however ... Les hele vurderingen

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A great follow-up read to Menocal's The Ornament of the World. Les hele vurderingen

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The End of Spains Calamities
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Part I Conquest to Conversion
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Part II One Flock One Shepherd
91
Part III Catastrophe
165
A Warning from History?
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Matthew Carr is a writer, broadcaster, and journalist who has reported on a number of violent conflicts. He is also the author of the acclaimed memoir "My Father's House". Carr lives in Derbyshire, England.

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