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Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain

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Forcibly expelled from Spain in the early seventeenth century, the substantial Muslim community known as the moriscos left behind them a hidden yet extremely rich corpus of manuscripts. Copied out in Arabic script and concealed in walls, false floors, and remote caves, these little-known texts now offer modern readers an absorbing look into the cultural life of the morisco ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 12th 2005 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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