Vivir por la seda : Morisca women, household economies, and the silk industry in the Kingdom of Granada, 1400-1570

dc.contributor.advisorSpellberg, D. A. (Denise A.)en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHardwick, Julieen
dc.creatorNutting, Elizabeth Woodheaden
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-29T18:27:15Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-29T18:27:21Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:20:45Z
dc.date.available2010-11-29T18:27:15Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-29T18:27:21Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:20:45Z
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.date.updated2010-11-29T18:27:21Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Granada was a kingdom of silk. Silk work formed the basis of the Granadan economy, determined Granada's place in Mediterranean trade networks, and determined the rhythms of daily life for people in Granada's cities and its countryside. Granadan women dominated silk cultivation and spinning. When the Christians conquered the kingdom in 1491 and ended centuries of Islamic rule, Granada's Morisco population continued to make silk despite forced conversion, revolt, excessive taxation, and Inquisition until finally the silk industry collapsed when the Moriscos were expelled in 1570. The continuity through change in the kingdom's silk industry both mirrors religious and cultural change and differs from it in important ways. The silk industry reveals the ways that Moriscos resisted and cooperated with Spanish officials as their identity and culture was increasingly under threat in the sixteenth century.en
dc.description.departmentHistoryen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1358en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectGranadaen
dc.subjectSilken
dc.subjectMoriscoen
dc.subjectAlpujarraen
dc.titleVivir por la seda : Morisca women, household economies, and the silk industry in the Kingdom of Granada, 1400-1570en
dc.type.genrethesisen

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