Hornachos: a Special Case

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:
Hornachos: a Special Case

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In the final stages of the existence of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula, Hornachos played a role disproportionate to its size. Its special, exceptional status is evident from the way it is named in its own right in the proclamations relating to the final expulsion, de facto acknowledgement of the measure of independence that the Moriscos of Hornachos had carved out for themselves. The privileged treatment accorded to the Hornachos during their journey into exile (they were allowed to travel in a group and with their own weapons) is to be explained not by any desire on the part of the authorities to do them favors, but by the reputation that the inhabitants had gained of being tough, awkward adversaries.

Keywords: Hornachos; Iberian Peninsula; expulsion; Moriscos; exile; Islam

Chapter.  4233 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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