11.13.08 notes part 2

11.13.08 notes part 2 - As the reconquest starts to end...

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Picaresque genre in spanish history movement down from the absolute authority Marriage united the kingdom of Castille – to create the spanish empire they unite with the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella Aragon from Ferdinand and Isabella from Castille Spices, Perfume , and Silks from the east (new trade routes through asia minor) – fuels the the Renaissance and new trade routes Picture with Sheep Mesta – was the guild, the union of shepherds this forms the core of central Spain's economic activity, formed a powerful lobby allowed for the passages, known as Canadas (sheep highways) free passage for grazing of sheep After the fall of Granada (1492) there was a customs inspection Official called a Corregidor (tax collector) provided for greater control Economy sheep wool textiles export textiles wheat citrus production from the Moors
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Unformatted text preview: As the reconquest starts to end they have to restrict the powers of the freemen Corregidor would come along with the Santa Hermandad institution (police officers) – keep control and make sure people paid taxes this leads to the discrimination of non-catholics development of military technology ■ this leads to the collapse of granada (Alhambra) Eduardo Galeano – wrote a collection called memory of fire history of the Spanish speaking world advance of the cross behind the victory is slow – Tolerance is taken in the first 7 years Jews are the first ones to get kicked out start of the Spanish Inquisition by 1499 there is much more intensity in the process of conversion less and less tolerance Eduardo Galeano – bishop who kicked out jews and Muslims from spain...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2009 for the course SPAN 225 taught by Professor Gulina during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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