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  • The Battle Of Covadong The Final Push

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    Battle of Covadonga was the final push of numerous attempts of uprisings and rebellions that began in 718. During this time, King Pelayo resisted attempts by the Moors to gain control of Asturias. However, in 720, after sending out a force to Asturias, Pelayo and his forces of about 500 men were forced to retreat. The Moorish leader offered terms to surrender, but Pelayo refused. Al Kama, Moorish leader, ordered an attack. However, the Asturians and Pelayo inflicted major causalities and pushed back

  • Essay on Philip II of Spain

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    This effort was largely a failure as provided that the moriscos went to Christian mass and looked to be practising their new religion, then little more was asked of them. The majority of moriscos retained their old faith in spite of Phillip's efforts. It wasn't until the 1560s that Phillip decided that his policy would have to be changed. A section of the Christian clergy were angry that the moriscos abided in name only and insisted that action needed to be taken. There was

  • Marranos: The Purpose Of The Spanish Inquisition

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    The Spanish Inquisition was established in 1478 during the 13th century by the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella to strengthen to the power of the new Spanish Kingdom. The Spanish Kingdom combined the two empires of Aragon and Castile. The dominant religion was Christianity despite the fact that there was a big influence of Jews in Spain. Jews and Muslims were pressured to convert to Christianity or be persecuted. In addition, those who resisted were killed while those who did convert, known

  • Jewish Influence

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    the Muslims in Granada, and later Castile. The Muslim people were understandably unhappy with this arrangement, and rebellions led by groups of the newly converted Muslims, or the Moriscos, continued into the 16th century. This simply increased Spanish Catholic fear and resulted in “a general expulsion order against Moriscos in 1609” (MacCulloch,

  • Essay on The Moor in the Works of William Shakespeare

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    The Sources and Representations of the Moor in the Works of Shakespeare       One theme consistently reemployed throughout Shakespeare's plays is that of the Other. The Other is usually characterized as a character that is somehow separated, stigmatized, or noted as being different from the mainstream ideal. For the Elizabethan England of Shakespeare's time, it may have been a self-defensive maneuver against the encroachment of something which threatened too close to home (Bartels 450). Bryant

  • The Habsburg and Ottoman Empire

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    Throughout history there has been many religious conflicts. Of those, the Habsburg and Ottoman Empire are two of them. The Habsburg Empire was considered a Catholic Empire and the Ottoman was an Islam Empire. Charles V owned the Habsburg Empire. He inherited castile-Aragon (Spain) and the Habsburg territories. He also became the ruler of Aztec and Inca Empires in the Americas. (Sivers, Desnoyer, Stow 2012 Pg. 537) After battling against France in 1519, Charles was the title of emperor. In 1299, Osman

  • Analysis Of Jealous Extremaduran And Deceitful Marriage

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    The exemplary novels are timeless not only for the stories they tell, but also for the vivid ways in which they depict society at the time when these stories were written. Through the analysis of Cervantes’s Jealous Extremaduran and Deceitful Marriage, one is able to see and dissect the many jobs and roles played by people in society during the 16th and 17th centuries in Spain. In the story entitled The Jealous Extremaduran, Cervantes exhibits the roles of a hidalgo turned indiano, poor aristocrat

  • Monologue From Romeo's First Epilogue To Antonio

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    after the interests of my people. It’s quite a responsibility you know.’ Not to miss an opportunity like this, Antonio leapt at him with a question. ‘So what are you doing to protect the interests of your people? I suppose you are talking about the Moriscos?’ ‘That’s a difficult question. I promised you a glass of my favourite rioja. Wait there and I’ll get you one!’ Antonio sat at the table opposite Pedro’s large glass of red wine and pondered how he could wheedle his way into the trust of this man

  • The Spanish Inquisition Essay examples

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    Political power acts as a foundation for society through persuasion. This influential ability controls the thoughts and actions of society as a whole, and who is in control heavily determines how successful their influences will be. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were the political rulers of Spain during the late 15th century, and remained in control up until the early 16th century. They craved unity for their country, and would do anything they could to achieve their desired conformity. Spain

  • Examples Of Dramatic Monologue

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    ‘I have thought a lot about you since we met at dinner at the inn. You impressed me with your balanced, unprejudiced thinking about the Moriscos and your mature views about religion and politics. You are no bigot and I like that. I was thinking as we spoke then and I’ve thought about it since. I am looking for someone like you to help our cause. I wouldn’t expect you to do anything which could put your life at risk but I might ask you to help me find out some facts, some information. You’d be ideal