The book rebuilds a little known event: the arrival of thousands of exiled moriscos in Italy, descendant of Arabic-muslim origins, occupying Iberic Peninsula for centuries. Christianised after the Reconquista (1492), they were often accused of crypto-Islamism and treason and finally expelled and deported from Spain (1609-1614). What were the obstacles of refugees in the exodus? How did the authorities behave facing their landings? In which way did refugees interact with local populations? Current questions posed to ancient problems, already experienced in other occasions in Italy, in its political fragmentation.
Bruno Pomara Saverino
Rifugiati, I moriscos e l’Italia
Firenze University Press, Firenze 2017