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Contesting belonging: relationships between Muslims and Christians in colonial Latin America
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In the early modern period, Muslims and Moriscos (Iberian converts from Islam to Catholicism) played an often overlooked role in social and religious transformations in colonial Latin America. More scholarly attention has been paid to their presence in Brazil and the Caribbean, where a significant population of enslaved African Muslims who laboured in sugar production rose up in a series of well-documented rebellions during the 19th century.[1] In contrast to the Portuguese, British, and French empires, the Spanish Crown prohibited the passage of Muslims, con…

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Cook, Karoline, “Contesting belonging: relationships between Muslims and Christians in colonial Latin America”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_32483>



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