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GUADALAJARA Y XAVIER, Marco de. Memorable Expulsion de los Moriscos de España [with] RIPOLL, Juan. Dialogo de consuelo por la expulsion de los Moriscos de España
Pamplona, N. de Assiayn, 1613. [ON THE EXPULSION OF THE ‘MORISCOS DE ESPAÑA’] FIRST EDITIONS. 4to. 2 works in 1, ff. (viii) 164, 23. Roman letter, with Italic. Woodcut arms of Kings of Spain to t-p and of the Carmelite Order to last leaf of first, woodcut vignette with IHS monogram to t-p of second. Uniform age browning, tiny worm holes to lower outer blank corner of few ll., margins of first and last couple of ll. a bit dust-soiled, minor spotting in a few places. Good copies in contemporary vellum, traces of label and inked title to spine, ex-libris ‘Carolus Nicia Davisius me jure tenet 1632’ to t-p of first, C18 bibliographical note to rear ep. Good copies of the first editions of these influential works concerning a major event of early modern history—the expulsion of the Spanish Moriscos in 1609-14. Moriscos were hybrid figures, officially Christians but, in truth, of Muslim religion and customs. After the expulsion of practicing Jews in the C15, the Spanish authorities sought to tame Muslim culture first through imposed conversions, then by forcing Muslims to behave like Christians under menace of ghettos, forced service on galleys and even castration (Hillgarth, ‘The Mirror of Spain’, 204-7). Numerous Morisco revolts led to the idea of a general expulsion. The Franciscan Guadalajara y Xavier collected in ‘Memorable Expulsion’ texts from numerous sources on this event, gathered under headings into a coherent body. It begins by listing the means employed by Lucifer to generate heresy, and continues with a historical and theological justification for fighting and expell … [Click Below for Full Description]
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