The author of this book ambitiously seeks to recover documentation that reveals the extent to which Muslims and Moriscos—individuals of Muslim background who had converted to Christianity—were incorporated into the Spanish New World. One of this book's strengths is the author's attempt to expose the reader to the subverted voices of early modern Muslims and Moriscos, either through the archival sources recording both their firsthand perspectives on Spanish culture and society and their lived experiences or through published materials authored by individuals who were not always of Old Christian extraction. Often books on the subject of Islam in the Iberian Atlantic trace the presence of or suspicions about Muslims and Moriscos rather than these individuals' own exertion of presence through first-person accounts, and it is for this emphasis that the author deserves praise.

Karoline P. Cook also engages with definitions and characteristics...

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