The Moriscos of Spain

The Moriscos of Spain : New,
'Their Conversion and Expulsion'
[A5] Paperback - 475 pages,
by Henry Charles Lea,
Published by Goodword, India.


Now in Stock May 2022


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This book covers the story of the conversion of Spanish Muslims (Moriscos) and their expulsion from Spain.

"The material on which this volume is based was collected for a chapter in a general history of the 'Spanish Inquisition' which I hope in due time to prepare. On reviewing it the subject has seemed to me to possess interest and importance deserving fuller treatment than it could receive as a mere episode in a larger narrative, for it not only embodies a tragedy commanding the deepest sympathy, but it epitomises nearly all the errors and tendencies which combined to cast down Spain, in little more than a century, from its splendour under Charles V  (Fifth) to its humiliation under Carlos II.

The labours of modern Spanish scholars have made public a mass of documentary evidence which throws much light on the inner history of the movements leading up to the final catastrophe, but this has been mostly drawn from state papers and unconsciously minimises the part taken by intolerance and embodied in the Inquisition. To some extent I have therefore been able to supplement their researches and to make more prominent what was perliaps the most efficient agency in rendering impossible the amalgamation of the races essential to the peace and prosperity of the land. I have also been able to present in some detail the repeated efforts made to give religious instruction to the so-called converts, and the causes of their failure.

In the collection of inediled material my thanks are largely due to Seilor Don Claudio Perez y Gredilla, the accomplished chief of the Archivo General of Simancas, and to Senor Don Ramo n Santa Maria, formerly in charge of the Archivo Central of Alcahi de Henares."





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Dimensions : 17.7 x 12.3 x 3.2cm.


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