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Unformatted text preview: ious tolerance for Christians and Jews. The latter constituted more than 5% of the population.
(Jews still had to pay a special tax but they were free to practice their religion)
Later on this trend was reversed and persecution ensued. For instance, pogroms took place in Cordoba in 1011 and Granada in 1066. The Reconquest
The The Reconquest was the effort by Christians to take back Spain from Muslim control
The Reconquest was eventually successful, in part because there were many divisions among Muslims.
By 1252 Muslim forces only controlled Granada Cultural and Religious Diversity
in Spain before 1492
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