Professor Óscar Pereira-Zazo
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Dih, Farah A. Breve Acercamiento a la Cuestión Morisca en la Temprana Edad Moderna en España. MA Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL Digital Commons, 20 July 2016. Web.
The purpose of this thesis is to provide a brief historical overview of the Morisco issue in Early Modern Spain, as well as to analyze some of the most prominent literary production related to it. This study is organized into four chapters that explore the topic from the perspective of three different disciplines: history, historiography and literature. The first chapter establishes a historical framework for the foundation of the Spanish Inquisition, and highlights the ideas of Américo Castro about the coexistence of the three Spanish “castas” (the Christian, the Muslim and the Jewish). The second chapter reviews Francisco Márquez Villanueva’s article “El problema historiográfico de los moriscos” (1984), which provides a historiographical approach to the controversial Moorish diaspora: since its inception in the early seventeenth century until the twentieth century. Finally, the third and fourth chapters analyze the Morisco issue from the literary point of view, by studying its representation in the following narratives: the anonymous El Abencerraje (1561- 1565); Mateo Alemán’s La historia de los enamorados Ozmín y Daraja (1599); and Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quijote de la Mancha (1605-1615).
Advisor: Óscar Pereira-Zazo