David A. Wacks deposited Francisco Núñez Muley, Petition (Granada, 1566) in the group LLC 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish and Iberian Poetry and Prose on MLA Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The Edict of 1567, or Anti-Morisco Edict, was promulgated by Spanish King Philip II on January 1, after being approved in Madrid on November 17, 1566. Its purpose was to eliminate specific Morisco customs, such as their language, dress, and dances. Núñez Muley’s Petition is an attempt to persuade Christian authorities to delay enforcing the 1567 Edict. The author lists each of the prohibitions and refutes their effectiveness. He compares Morisco customs to those of other Christian and Muslim communities in the Mediterranean and argues that the prohibitions will not eradicate any putative Islamic practices but instead erase Morisco cultural identity. Moriscos, he claims, are sincere Christians and loyal subjects who support the king’s decisions.
This unit contains an English language introduction and notes by Lisette Balabarca Fataccioli, the original Spanish text with facing English translation, and a short suggested bibliography for further reading.