Relato del nacimiento de Jesus. English
Mason, Katelyn Sarah
This paper is a translation and study of El Relato del Nacimiento de Jesus, an aljamiado story of the birth of Jesus, written by underground Muslims in Spain during the Spanish Inquisition circa the sixteenth century. Main findings include parallels between the text, the Bible, the Qur'an, and other traditional Islamic texts. In general, the narrative favors Muslim principle over Christian parallels, though the two are interwoven in order to reconcile the dual Catholic/Islamic identities of the sixteenth century Moriscos.