Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain
A riveting and richly detailed chronicle of what was, by 1614, the largest act of ethnic cleansing in European history.
In 1609, the entire Muslim population of Spain was given three days to leave Spanish territory or else be killed. In a brutal and traumatic exodus, entire families were forced to abandon the homes and villages where they had lived for generations. In just five years, Muslim Spain had effectively ceased to exist: an estimated 300,000 Muslims had been removed from Spanish territory.