Cardinal Ximenes increases repression of the Moors in Granada

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Historical Context Note

Cardinal Ximenes de Cisneros intensifies a repressive policy against the Moors in Granada. The Archbishop of Talavera had previously taken responsibility for the conversion of the Granadan Muslims, approaching the task through persuasion, but Cisneros instead demanded speedy forced conversions and the burning of Arab manuscripts.
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Editors. "Cardinal Ximenes increases repression of the Moors in Granada". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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