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Ginés Pérez de Hita (1544?–1619?)

Pérez de Hita, Ginés (ē-tä’). A Spanish romantic historian of the sixteenth century, author of the celebrated ‘History of the Civil Wars of Granada.’ He was of Murcian origin, and fought bravely in the campaigns against the Moors 1568–70. His ‘History,’—the first historical romance produced by the Spaniards,—relates the events leading up to the expulsion of the Moors from Spain. The narrative is interspersed with delightful legends and stories. The first portion appeared in 1588, the last in 1604.