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Past Member

Patrick J. O'Banion

Felix Gilbert Member

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Religious Life in Early Modern Spain

Home Institution

Lindenwood University
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Patrick O’Banion’s project explores the relationship between Christianity and Islam in early modern Spain. Baptized Muslims, or Moriscos, underwent a coerced conversion to Christianity early in the sixteenth century and a forced expulsion a century later, leading historians to depict Moriscos as homogenous, disempowered, and passive. This project explores the Castilian town of Deza, an example that suggests that Moriscos were variegated and active.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
Spring

Degrees

Saint Louis University
Ph.D.
2009