Islamic Culture in Spain to 1614
Essays and Studies

L. P. Harvey

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 17

Legenda

  October 2020  •  274pp

ISBN: 978-1-781886-95-3 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781883-27-3 (paperback, 2021)

ISBN: 978-1-781883-28-0 (JSTOR ebook)

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In this volume of essays, the fruit of over fifty years of sustained research, L. P. Harvey sets out to see what may be discovered about the reactions of the Spanish Muslims themselves to the crisis created by their forcible conversion. An aljamiado manuscript in the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, proved to contain a passage which went to the heart of the subject. A Morisco pilgrim, travelling round Spain and seeking out places of significance to his faith, visits the venerable Ali Sarmiento. Ali took the pilgrim out deep into the vega of Granada, and there addressed him as follows: ‘My son, I do not weep for what is past, for we can never return to it, but I do weep for what you will see if you remain here in this land of Spain. May it please God that what I am saying proves to be empty words, but our religion will suffer such a decline that people will say: What has become of our public sermons, where is the religion of our forebears?’ ‘If the king of the Conquest (Ferdinand the Catholic) does not keep his word, what are we to expect from his successors?’ When even a few such revealing sources come to light, the effort of scouring through the scanty Morisco sources proves justified.

Islamic Culture in Spain to 1614 has been edited for press by Trevor Dadson and Nuria Martínez de Castilla Muñoz.

Leonard Patrick Harvey was Professor of Spanish at Queen Mary College (London), and then Cervantes Professor of Spanish at King’s College (London), until his resignation in 1983. He later took up a visiting appointment at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies until he decided to move to New Zealand to spend final years with family. L.P. (Pat) Harvey passed away in August 2018 and is buried at Makara, near Wellington.

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Harvey, L. P., Islamic Culture in Spain to 1614: Essays and Studies, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 17 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Islamic Culture in Spain to 1614: Essays and Studies, l. P. Harvey, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 17 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Harvey, p. 47.

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