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SEMINAR ABOUT THE MOORISH HERITAGE

The Office of Vice President for Extracurricular Activities of the University of Alicante, the The Department of Historical Heritage and the Archaeological Museum of Elda, with the Foundation Paurides González Vidal, the Centre for Medieval Studies of the Valle de Elda and the Foundation of Medieval Studies Jaime II, organize the 9th History Seminar Moriscos del condado de Elda y del sur del reino de Valencia: vida y herencia musulmana antes de su expulsión (Moorish from the county of Elda and from the south of the kingdom of Valencia: Muslim life and heritage before its expulsion), which will take place at the Salón de Actos of the Cultural Centre of the Foundation Paurides González Vidal in Elda, on November 5 and 6.

During the expulsion, 400 years ago, the population of many villages of the Valle del Vinalopó and the current Alicante province was reduced an 80 or 90 percent. As for the County of Elda, the expulsion carried out in Elda and Petrer was led by the Count himself, Antonio Coloma, who took his Muslim subjects to the Alicante Port, where they board towards Barbary Coast, in North Africa.

Some professors of the University of Valencia, from the Departments of Medieval History, Modern History and Historiographic Sciences and Techniques, and the Arab and Islamic Studies of the University of Alicante, with researchers of the Archaeological Museum of Elda, will explain, from a historic and historiographic point of view, the role that the Moorish minority played in the Valencian modern society and the past and current interpretations of the different cultural institutions and media, 400 years after the expulsion of the Muslim minority from the Iberian Peninsula.

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