Good point, bringing up limpieza de sangre laws in 14th century Spain. In many ways, & most ironically, these laws form the bases of modern European racism. They do appear to have arisen in reaction to the prominence of Conversos in public life, & especially those who married into the old Christian aristocracy.

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