Challenging a historiography that has primarily understood Morisco apocalyptic thought as the expression of a defeated group that was conscious of the loss of their culture and identity, Green-Mercado depicts Moriscos not simply as helpless victims of Christian oppression but as political actors whose use of end-times discourse helped define and construct their society anew. Visions of Deliverance helps us understand the implications of confessionalization, forced conversion, and assimilation in the early modern period and the intellectual and theological networks that shaped politics and identity across the Mediterranean in this era.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Note on Transliterations and Citations
1. Christian Visionary or Muslim Prophet? Re-Creating Identities in Late Spanish Islam
2. The Return of Muslim Granada: Prophecy and Martyrdom in the Alpujarras Revolt (1568-1570)
3. Ottoman Rome: Apocalyptic Prophecies in the Mediterranean (1570-1580)
4. "The Grand Morisco Conspiracy": Prophecy and Rebellion Plots in Valencia and Aragon (1570-1582)
5. Prophetic Fabrications of a Morisco Informant: Gil Pérez and the Moriscos of Valencia
6. Prophecy as Diplomacy: The Moriscos and Henry IV of France
Appendix A: First Prognostication of the War of Granada
Appendix B: Second Prognostication of the War of Granada
Appendix C: Third Prognostication of the War of Granada
Appendix D: Prophecy of Fr. Juan de Rokasiya
Appendix E: Account of the Scandals That Will Take Place at the End of Times in the Island of Spain
Appendix F: Prophecy of St. Isidore
Appendix G: Plaint of Spain
Appendix H: Muhammad's Prophecy about Spain
What People are Saying About This
"This is an innovative study, one that is sorely needed in the broader study of the premodern Apocalypse, which tends to be largely Christian-centered. This work is a major contribution to scholarship in its argument, broadly, but specifically in its focus on Iberia and on apocalyptic expectations in the Morisco communities."
"Visions of Deliverance is of high quality, based on extensive research and clearly written. It utilizes both inquisitorial records, heretofore the main source for our understanding of the Moriscos, as well as the aljamiado literature to make a strong case for the importance of prophecies in shaping and defining an unstable Morisco population."