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Moriscos
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In modern historical terminology, the term Moriscos refers to Muslims in the Spanish kingdoms who, under various degrees of duress, were converted to Christianity between 1499 and 1526, and to their descendants who continued to live in Spain until the Expulsion of 1609–14 and—in small numbers, even after 1614—who lived mostly as Christians but, in some cases, especially in Granada, as crypto-Muslims (Soria Mesa). In Spain, the Moriscos were the subject of a long public debate (especially…

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Wiegers, Gerard A., “Moriscos”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36525>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413467, 2020, 2020-4



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