in Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780226319636
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226319650 | DOI:

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This chapter focuses on the Muslim diaspora from Spain. It aims only to sketch in some indication of the sort of things that happened to some of the exiled Moriscos. Interesting details are beginning to come to light, but a full and coherent general picture has yet to emerge. The eventual task of tracing the Moriscos into their exile will be complicated by the fact that in some cases the destination of the vessels taking the refugees overseas was not correctly stated on the manifests of the ships (in the unlikely event that such documentation has survived). There were various reasons to account for obfuscation with regard to the real destinations of some of the ships. As compared with the Muslim world, European countries took in few of the refugees. In northern Europe, indications are sparse indeed. For Germany, the only evidence is from fiction, but ought not to be discounted totally.

Keywords: Muslim diaspora; exile; Moriscos; refugees; destinations; northern Europe; Muslim world

Chapter.  7267 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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