A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and by Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

By Francisco Núñez Muley,Vincent Barletta

Conquered in 1492 and colonized via invading Castilians, the town and country of Granada confronted radical adjustments imposed by way of its occupiers in the course of the first half the 16th century—including the compelled conversion of its local Muslim inhabitants. Written by way of Francisco Núñez Muley, one of the coerced Christian converts, this notable letter hotels a clear-sighted, impassioned protest opposed to the unreasonable and strongly assimilationist legislation that required all switched over Muslims in Granada to decorate, communicate, consume, marry, have fun fairs, and be buried precisely because the Castilian settler inhabitants did.

Now to be had in its first English translation, Núñez Muley’s account is a useful instance of the way Spain’s former Muslims made lively use of the written be aware to problem and brazenly withstand the gradually illiberal rules of the Spanish Crown. well timed and resonant—given present debates bearing on Islam, minorities, and cultural and linguistic assimilation—this variation offers students in a number fields with a bright and early instance of resistance within the face of oppression.

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