SPAN247 - Chapter 5

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Spanish Language and Literature
SPAN 247
Peter Thompson

Chapter 5 Birth of the Spanish WorldSanta Fe considered birth place of Spanish rulersCatholic Kings gather around Isabella and Fernando have to consolidate power before takng Moors in GranadaKings take aristocrats out of parliament they wanted all control Isabel and Fernando took control of hermandadesdistinct police force dedicated to royal interestsSpanish Inquisitiongreatest source of power created in 1478 to ensure orthodoxy for those who convertedJewish converts who were practicing in secret were morrenos Many jewish converses the Grand inquisitor was Torture used to get confessions from prisoners Auto da feact of faith procession or execution in public Asked pope for crusading rights in Granada because it had to do with catholic faith Alhambrapalace in Granada math 14821492 Granada falls in 1492 symbolic fall of Granada and Moors Family feuds contributed to Christian victory Well protected Fernando started a blockade Stalemate favours ChristiansBoabdil surrenders Granada for money and little bit of land in Granada Riots broke out 1492 Boabdil you do well to weep as a woman for wha
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