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Author Cook, Karoline P., 1979-

Title Forbidden passages : Muslims and Moriscos in colonial Spanish America / Karoline P. Cook.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
2016

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Description 261 pages : 1 illustration, maps ; 24 cm.
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Series Early Modern Americas
Early modern Americas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-249) and index.
Contents Who were the Moriscos? Introducing a translantic story -- Into the Atlantic: justifying title and establishing dominion -- Forbidden crossing: emigration legislation and Morisco responses -- "These hidden heretics": the politics of Morisco religiosity -- Healers and diviners: Morisco practitioners in the New World -- "Polvos del Gran Turco": Moriscos and magical practice in Spanish America -- Honor, lineage, Ovandina: the dynamics of accusations and religious intolerance -- Images Muslims and Moriscos in Spanish America.
Summary "During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Spanish authorities restricted emigration to the Americas to those who could prove they had been Catholic for at least three generations. In doing so, they hoped to instill religious orthodoxy in the colonies and believed Muslim converts, or Moriscos, would hamper efforts to convert indigenous people to Catholicism. Nevertheless, Moriscos secretly made the treacherous journey across the ocean, settling in the forbidden territories and influencing the nature of Spanish colonialism. Once landed, Morisco men and women struggled to define and practice their religion or pursue their trades, all while experiencing increasing anxiety about their place in the emerging Spanish empire. Many Moriscos were accused by authorities of descending from Muslims or practicing Islam in secret and turned to the courts to assert their legitimacy. Forbidden Passages is the first book to document and evaluate the impact of Moriscos in the early modern Americas. Through close examination of sources that few historians have used--some one hundred cases of individuals brought before the secular, ecclesiastical, and inquisitorial courts--Karoline P. Cook shows how legislation and attitudes toward Moriscos in Spain assumed new forms and meanings in colonial Spanish America. Moriscos became not simply individuals struggling to join a community that was increasingly hostile to them but also symbols that sparked authorities' fears about maintaining religious purity in the face of territorial expansion. Cook reveals how Morisco emigrants shined a light on the complicated question of what it meant to be Spanish in the New World."--Publisher's description.
Subject Moriscos -- Latin America -- History -- 16th century.
Muslims -- Latin America -- History -- 16th century.
Muslims -- Latin America -- History -- 17th century.
Moriscos -- Latin America -- History -- 17th century.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 16th century.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 17th century.
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Moriscos. (OCoLC)fst01026209
Muslims. (OCoLC)fst01031029
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Chronological Term 1500-1699
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0812248244
9780812248241

 
    
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