Mudejares

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Mudejares

 

the Muslim population that remained on the Iberian Peninsula after it had been regained by the Spanish states during the Reconquest. At first, the Mudejares were allowed to keep their lands, laws, and customs and to profess Islam. In a number of places, however, in violation of the agreements, the Mudejares were subjected to persecution (in particular, special dress was prescribed to distinguish them from the rest of the population). With the fall of the emirate of Granada in 1492, the Mudejares were forcibly converted to Christianity, after which they were known as Moriscos.

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