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Blood and Faith: the Purging of Muslim Spain

  • December 29, 2018
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New Press 2009.     Published in the UK as Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain, 1492-1614 (Hurst 2010)

In this first comprehensive appreciation in many decades of the Muslim expulsion from Spain, Blood and Faith meticulously recaptures the fateful self-mutilation of a society that might have become Europe’s first multicultural nation and offers a grim lesson about religious and racial repression in our contemporary age of contested faiths.’
–David Levering Lewis, author of God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

‘A splendid work of synthesis.’— The New York Times Book Review

‘Carr deftly narrates the complex events leading up to this little known but horrific episode as a warning against religious intolerance and xenophobia.’— Publishers Weekly

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