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Fragile coherence: the expulsion of the Moriscos

Primary Sources
Moriscos Appeal to the Ottoman Sultan, in Olivia Remie, Medieval Iberia, Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources (Philadelphia, 1997), pp. 364-370.
Philip III decree, ‘The expulsion of the Moriscos’, in Cowans, J., Early Modern Spain, A Documentary History (Philadelphia, 2003), pp. 145-148.

Core readings
Dominguez Dias, M., ‘The Isam of “Our” Ancestors: An “imagined” Morisco Past Evoked in Today’s Andalusian Conversion Narratives’, Journal of Muslims in Europe, 2 (2013), pp. 137-164.
Jonsonn, M., ‘The Expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain in 1609-1614: the destruction of an Islamic periphery’, Journal of Global History 2 (2007).
Hess, A., ‘The Moriscos: An Ottoman Fifth Column in Sixteenth-Century Spain, The American Historical Review, 74, 1, pp. 1-25.

Key Questions
• What led to the expulsion of the Moriscos in the seventeenth century?
• Was this the decline of coexistence?

Historiographical theme: religion and territory