Granada, 1481-92: The Twilight of Moorish Spain

Granada, 1481-92: The Twilight of Moorish Spain

by Angus McBride
     
 

By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Catholic Spain. Granada's last ruler, Muhammad XII 'Boadbil', faced the might of the Spanish royal army revitalised and lavishly equipped with modern artillery. Despite this mismatch of strength it took 11 years of hard campaigning before the Spanish troops could bring their guns to bear on the walls of Granada. After

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Overview

By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Catholic Spain. Granada's last ruler, Muhammad XII 'Boadbil', faced the might of the Spanish royal army revitalised and lavishly equipped with modern artillery. Despite this mismatch of strength it took 11 years of hard campaigning before the Spanish troops could bring their guns to bear on the walls of Granada. After this the outcome could not be long delayed. Andalusia, the physical embodiment of the flowering Islamic culture in Spain, was snuffed out. The commanders, forces, plans and campaign itself are all examined closely in this superbly illustrated account of 'Los Reyes Catolicos' greatest victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855327405
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,396,995
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.22(d)

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