a PERSONAL DECISION TO REJECT ASSIMILATION AND WORK TOWARDS THE PRESERVATION OF ONES CULTURAL HERITAGE,ie,Romanticizing their "Mother Country" EXTREMELY to their families and friends
(Spanish) A term applied to a series of disjointed military campaigns (from 1085-1248, and again from the 1480s to 1492) in which the Christians of Iberia sought to gain political control of the peninsula from Muslim rulers. Although the Reconquista is often said to have ended with the conquest of the city of Granada in 1492, Muslims continued to live in Spain for at least another century, and forced Muslim expulsions from the peninsula were undertaken from 1609-1614.
reconquest, a scared and patriotic crusade to the west. (p. 285)