Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abencerrages

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ABENCERRAGES (ä-b-ân-sā-räzh′), the name given by Spanish chroniclers to a noble family in the Moorish kingdom of Granada, several of whom distinguished themselves immediately before the fall of the Mahommedan empire in Spain. Their struggles with the family of the Zegris, and tragical destruction in the royal palace of the Alhambra, in Granada (1466–1484), seem to be destitute of historical foundation. On these events, Chateaubriand has written a charming work of fiction, “Les aventures du dernier Abencerrage.”

Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia 1. (1921) New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 7.