How tradition and innovation echo in Jorge de Henin’s Memorial

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This chapter aims to demonstrate how in the Description of the Kingdoms of Morocco (1603–1613): Memorial of Jorge de Henin, the author innovates using tradition history and memory concepts. While portraying the Europe of the late 16th century and early 17th century, we outline a brief biography of Jorge de Henin, of his sojourn in Ottoman and Moroccan lands, and his career under the Spanish crown. Through paradigmatic examples, we unfold tradition and innovation in the writing and drawing of the history of Morocco’s kingdoms between 1603–1613, given its reformist ideal. In his memorial, the author advocated using force by the Spanish empire in Moroccan space, arguing that it would reinforce an ideal of an empire whose unity would be achieved by a new universalism, grounded in a single Christian and European civilization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTradition and innovation
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780429297786
ISBN (Print)9780367277666
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
: Tradição e Inovação
- Faculdade de Arquitectura – Universidade do Porto (FA-UP), Porto , Portugal
Duration: 8 Oct 202010 Oct 2020
Conference number: 6

Publication series

PublisherCRC Press
ISSN (Print)2639-0191
ISSN (Electronic)2639-0205


Conference6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
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  • War writing
  • 16th and 17 th centuries historiographies
  • Renaissances studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Memory


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