Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In southern Spain’s province of Andalusia 1992 is a year of controversy, not because it is the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus’ voyage, but because it commemorates the conquest of the Moorish kingdom of Granada by “foreign invaders from the North.” In other parts of Spain, and even more so in other parts of Europe and America, 1492 is also remembered as the year Spain’s Jews were expelled from that land. In Andalusia, people know it as part of a time when large numbers of Muslims were made to leave the country.

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How to cite this article:

Khalid Duran "Andalusia’s Nostalgia for Progress and Harmonious Heresy," Middle East Report 178 (September/October 1992).