Abstract

This paper offers a new approach to understanding the Corónica y relaçión de la esclareçida deçendençia xarifa, a unique Shi‘a text from the last Spanish Muslim community in Tunisia. I argue that, in the light of recent analysis presented by Luis Bernabé, the Moriscos in Tunisia could have been working as spies for the Spanish monarchy. Were such a contention to be proven, it would have serious implications for our understanding of the relations between Spain and Persia in the seventeenth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2051-557X
Print ISSN
1748-9423
Pages
pp. 49-64
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-14
Open Access
No
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