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It is paramount to remember when discussing opinions of the common folk throughout history that there was a very low literacy rate so records of their opinions can not often be backed up directly and have to be reasoned through their actions. A prime example of the Morisco opinion on their subjugation can be evidenced by the Morisco Rebellions through a series of revolts against their Catholic Overlords. These revolts were sparked by the pressured conversion of the Morisco people by their Spanish Rulers. These revolts were then used by Spanish policy makers as justification to end the Treaty of Granada in its entirety and enforce conversion or expulsion for the Moor peoples of Andalusia.

Did the Muslims Residents of the annexed Grenadian Kingdom expect the Spanish to keep to the treaty? Any statement on this subject matter is unfounded as the technology did not exist to aggregate public opinion during this time. It could be speculated that the revolutions were a preemptive strike against perceived future violations of the Treaty although this seems unlikely.

In fact a far more plausible reason for the revolution was resistance to the pressured conversion of which all mention to is omitted from the Treaty. As per the Treaty, the Spanish were not in violation by pressuring the conversion of the Muslim population. Rather, the Treaty encouraged Muslims converts to stay Catholic, and for the process of conversion to be streamlined:

  • That the Christians who had embraced Islam should not be compelled to relinquish it and adopt their former creed.
  • That any Muslim wishing to become a Christian should be allowed some days to consider the step he was about to take; after which he is to be questioned by both a Muslim and a Christian judge concerning his intended change, and if, after this examination, he still refused to return to Islam, he should be permitted to follow his own inclination.