Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Spain 2.1.1992 - 500 Years since the capitulation of Granada
This cover and the wonderful postmarks on it commemorate 500 Years since the capitulation of Granada.
The Treaty of Granada was signed and ratified on November 25, 1491 between Boabdil, the sultan of Granada, and Ferdinand and Isabella, the King and Queen of Castile, León, Aragon and S
It ended the Granada War which had started in 1482, culminating
in the siege and battle of
Granada beginning in spring 1491.
Also known as the Capitulation of Granada, the treaty provided a short truce, followed by the relinquishment in January 1492 of the sovereignty of the Moorish Emirate of Granada (founded five centuries earlier) to the Catholic monarchs of Spain. The treaty guaranteed a set of rights to the Moors, including religious tolerance and fair treatment in return for their surrender and capitulation.
An uprising by the Moors in 1500 caused the Catholic side to consider that the Moors had violated the Treaty: this gave them a justification for revoking its provisions.
Thank you My friend Maria.