Black Legend

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The term was calqued from Spanish, where it was coined as Leyenda Negra by Julián Juderías in his 1914 book La leyenda negra y la verdad histórica (The Black Legend and Historical Truth).

Proper noun[edit]

Black Legend

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  1. The depiction of Spain and Spaniards (or, by extension, all Hispanics and their countries of origin) as bloodthirsty and cruel, greedy and fanatical.

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