The Disinherited, By Henry Kamen

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When the defeated Muslim king of Granada turned back to gaze on the city in 1492 at the pass still known as the Moor's Last Sigh, he inaugurated five centuries of exile culture. Ever since, Spaniards abroad have thought and dreamed of a lost homeland.

This original, absorbing book charts the art and ideas of the dispossessed, from Muslims and Jews to liberal refugees and Civil War exiles. For a Goya, Picasso or Buñuel, homesickness – and grief or anger over Spain – helped forge a finer nation.

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