The Disinherited by Henry Kamen
Exile and the Making of Spanish Culture, 1492-1975

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An analysis of the role of exiles in the evolution of Hispanic culture traces the contributions of the Spanish state's racial minorities and dissidents over the course of five hundred years, arguing that Spanish exiles became universal products of their changed culture. 25,000 first printing.
 

About Henry Kamen

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Henry Kamen is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London and an emeritus professor of the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Barcelona. He is the author of Empire: How Spain Became a Great Power, 1492-1763, as well as several other books on Spain. He divides his time between Barcelona and the United States.
 
Published November 27, 2007 by Harper. 528 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Another thorough survey of Spanish history and culture by accomplished British scholar Kamen (Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, 2003, etc.), focusing on the essential experience of mass exile over four decades in forming Spanish identity.

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Since 1492, Spain has experienced more than 14 great exoduses and expulsions, making it by far the most “departed” country in Europe. Kamen (Empire: How Spain Be

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The Disinherited : The Exiles Who Created Spanish Culture by Henry Kamen Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop On 31 March 149...

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The Disinherited : The Exiles Who Created Spanish Culture by Henry Kamen Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop This learned and wide-ranging book s...

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The Disinherited: The Exiles Who Created Spanish Culture by Henry Kamen Allen Lane £30, pp528 First there were the Conversos, Jews who became Christian to remain in Spain: then there were Moriscos, remnants of Moorish hegemony, who did the same.

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