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By Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

Conquered in 1492 and colonized by means of invading Castilians, town and country of Granada confronted radical adjustments imposed by way of its occupiers through the first half the 16th century—including the pressured conversion of its local Muslim inhabitants. Written by way of Francisco Núñez Muley, one of the coerced Christian converts, this remarkable letter motels a clear-sighted, impassioned protest opposed to the unreasonable and strongly assimilationist legislation that required all switched over Muslims in Granada to decorate, communicate, devour, marry, rejoice gala's, and be buried precisely because the Castilian settler inhabitants did.

Now to be had 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 be aware to problem and overtly withstand the gradually illiberal guidelines of the Spanish Crown. well timed and resonant—given present debates referring to Islam, minorities, and cultural and linguistic assimilation—this variation offers students in more than a few fields with a bright and early instance of resistance within the face of oppression.

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