Narratives of Peace in Religious Discourses - Perspectives from Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Era - Ludovico Battista

Narratives of Peace in Religious Discourses - Perspectives from Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Era - Ludovico Battista

Peace in the Material World: Objects as a Meeting Points for Islamic and Christian Traditions in Late Sixteenth-Century Spain

Narratives of Peace in Religious Discourses - Perspectives from Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Era - Ludovico Battista

Francisco Moreno Díaz del Campo [+-]
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Francisco Moreno Díaz del Campo is Associate Professor in the UCLM Faculty of Arts in Ciudad Real. His main field of research is social history, principally in relation with the analysis of the morisco minority in Castile. Currently, he focuses his work on subjects concerning to material culture and daily life of morisco people. He is the author of Los moriscos de La Mancha. Sociedad economía y modos de vida de una minoría en la Castilla (Madrid, 2009). Recently has written —in colaboration with Dr. Borja Franco— Pintando al converso. La imagen del morisco en la península ibérica (1492-1609).

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The forced conversion of Spanish Muslims to Christianity gave rise to the so-called “Morisco issue.” Until their final expulsion from Spain between 1609 and 1614, Moriscos were kept under surveillance and forced to adopt the cultural habits of Old Christians. In its efforts to bring about the conversion and socio-cultural assimilation of the Moriscos, the Hispanic monarchy implemented a policy of political, social, and religious control. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, several intellectual proposals sought to encourage a mutual understanding between the two communities, but all without exception supported an uncompromising view of coexistence. This chapter offers an alternative and complementary vision of the confrontation vs. peace narratives that permeated the lives of Moriscos and Old Christians alike, focusing on the world of objects, where the two communities found common ground for both consensus and difference.

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Moreno Díaz del Campo , Francisco . Peace in the Material World: Objects as a Meeting Points for Islamic and Christian Traditions in Late Sixteenth-Century Spain. Narratives of Peace in Religious Discourses - Perspectives from Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Era. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 187-213 Apr 2024. ISBN 9781800503885. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44441. Date accessed: 02 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44441. Apr 2024

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