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This front matter section of the book The Expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain: A Mediterranean Diaspora contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, a list of tables, maps and figures, list of abbreviations, list of frequently used terms, and a list of contributors. The book presents Pedro Aznar Cardona's eye-witness account of the Moriscos' departure from the Iberian Peninsula. It covers the context, i.e. the moment at which the Expulsion occurred, and explores the issue of why it happened when it did and the nature of the contemporary international situation. The book follows the traces of what happened after the Expulsion, i.e. it looks at the Morisco diaspora throughout the Mediterranean region and considers the Expulsion from the viewpoint of contemporary Mediterranean societies. It shows to what extent the Morisco issue ceased to be a local, Spanish problem, and reviews Moriscos' apostasy and the survival among them of Islamic belief.

Keywords: Expulsion; Iberian Peninsula; Islamic belief; Mediterranean diaspora; Moriscos; Pedro Aznar Cardona; Spain



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