The Morisco Diaspora and Diplomatic Relations and Commercial and Intellectual Networks across the Western and Eastern Mediterranean

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This conference aims to bring together scholars who work on the movements of Muslims from Spain to other parts of Europa and the MENA Region between the fall of Granada (1492) and the first half of the seventeenth century. These movements had different contexts and characteristics. Most of the movements were induced by repression of Islam, later the expulsion decree forced Moriscos out of the Peninsula. But there were also movements back to the Peninsula, especially between 1609 and 1640.

We aim to study these movements and the motives of individuals groups to participate in them. We will do so in a comparative perspective with other minority groups, such as the Sephardic Jews, but will also study the responses of the Christian majority and minority groups.

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