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Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its variety and richness, in this comprehensive survey. Likely to become the standard work in English, the book treats the entire Iberian Peninsula and all the people who inhabited it, from the coming of the Visigoths in the fifth century to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. Integrating a wealth of information about the diverse peoples, institutions, religions, and customs that flourished in the states that are now Spain and Portugal, Joseph F. O'Callaghan focuses on the continuing attempts to impose political unity on the peninsula.

O'Callaghan divides his story into five compact historical periods and discusses political, social, economic, and cultural developments in each period. By treating states together, he is able to put into proper perspective the relationships among them, their similarities and differences, and the continuity of development from one period to the next. He gives proper attention to Spain's contacts with the rest of the medieval world, but his main concern is with the events and institutions on the peninsula itself. Illustrations, genealogical charts, maps, and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be welcomed by scholars and student of Spanish and Portuguese history and literature, as well as by medievalists, as the fullest account to date of Spanish history in the Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Abbreviations for Citations
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. Hispania
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. Part I. The Visigothic Era, 415–711
  1. 1. The Visigothic Kingdom
  2. pp. 37-54
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  1. 2. Visigothic Government
  2. pp. 55-69
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  1. 3. Visigothic Society and Culture
  2. pp. 70-88
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  1. Part II. The Ascendancy Of Islam, 711–1031
  1. 4. The Emirate of Córdoba
  2. pp. 91-115
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  1. 5. The Caliphate of Córdoba
  2. pp. 116-144
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  1. 6. Government, Society, and Culture in al-Andalus, 711–1031
  2. pp. 137-162
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  1. 7. Government, Society, and Culture in Christian Spain, 711–1035
  2. pp. 163-190
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  1. Part III. A Balance Of Power, From The Fall Of The Caliphate To Las Navas de Tolosa, 1031–1212
  1. 8. Alfonso VI, the Jaifas and the Almoravids
  2. pp. 193-214
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  1. 9. Alfonso VII and the Leonese Empire
  2. pp. 215-233
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  1. 10. The Duel with the Almohads
  2. pp. 234-253
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  1. 11. Government, 1031–1212
  2. pp. 254-281
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  1. 12. Society and the Economy, 1031–1212
  2. pp. 282-304
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  1. 13. Religion and Culture, 1031–1212
  2. pp. 305-330
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  1. Part IV. The Great Reconquest and the Beginnings of Overseas Expansion, 1212–1369
  1. 14. The Great Reconquest
  2. pp. 333-357
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  1. 15. Alfonso X and the Lure of Empire
  2. pp. 358-381
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  1. 16. The Overseas Expansion of the Crown of Aragon
  2. pp. 382-406
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  1. 17. The Straits, the Mediterranean, and Civil War
  2. pp. 407-427
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  1. 18. Government, 1212–1369
  2. pp. 428-458
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  1. 19. Society and the Economy, 1212–1369
  2. pp. 459-486
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  1. 20. Religion and Culture, 1212–1369
  2. pp. 487-520
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  1. Part V. The Struggle for Peninsular Union, 1369–1479
  1. 21. The Early Trastámaras
  2. pp. 523-548
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  1. 22. The Hegemony of the Trastámaras
  2. pp. 549-577
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  1. 23. Government, 1369–1479
  2. pp. 578-603
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  1. 24. Society and the Economy, 1369–1479
  2. pp. 604-625
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  1. 25. Religion and Culture, 1369–1479
  2. pp. 626-654
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  1. Epilogue
  1. The Catholic Kings and the Perfect Prince
  2. pp. 657-676
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  1. Genealogical Charts
  1. 1. Umayyad Emirs and Caliphs of Cordoba, 756–1031
  2. p. 678
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  1. 2. Kings of Asturias-Leon to 1037
  2. p. 678
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  1. 3. Rulers of Navarre, Aragon, and Barcelona to 1035
  2. p. 679
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  1. 4. Rulers of Portugal, Leon, and Castile, 1035–1214
  2. p. 679
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  1. 5. Rulers of Navarre, Aragon, Catalonia, and Provence, 1035–1214
  2. p. 680
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  1. 6. Kings of Navarre, 1194–1512
  2. p. 680
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  1. 7. Kings of Leon-Castile, 1214–1504
  2. p. 681
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  1. 8. Kings of Portugal, 1211–1521
  2. p. 681
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  1. 9. Kings of Aragon, 1213–1516
  2. p. 682
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  1. 10. The Nasrid Kings of Granada, 1232–1492
  2. p. 682
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  1. Bibliography
  2. p. 683
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 706-728
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780801468728
Print ISBN
9780801408809
MARC Record
OCLC
1016790595
Pages
736
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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