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The Treatment of Jews, Muslims and Moriscos after the Christian Re-conquest of Spain

During Al-Andalus, the long period when the majority of the Iberian Peninsula professed the Islamic religion, there were conflicts and battles between Christians and Muslims. However, there was also good coexistence and respect to the right of religious freedom. 

In general, during the Islamic administration, Christians and Jews were allowed to retain their properties, their customs and their religions by paying a tax. In Christian Kingdoms, the hierarchy demanded heavy taxes from non-Christians in return for giving them similar rights, and the Capitulations of Granada, signed in 1491 between the last King of Granada and the Catholic Kings (Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile) kept this tradition. 


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