Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain / Edition 1

Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain / Edition 1

by Joseph F. O'Callaghan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812218892

ISBN-13: 9780812218893

Pub. Date: 02/24/2004

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Drawing from both Christian and Islamic sources, Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain demonstrates that the clash of arms between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian peninsula that began in the early eighth century was transformed into a crusade by the papacy during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Successive popes accorded to Christian warriors

Overview

Drawing from both Christian and Islamic sources, Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain demonstrates that the clash of arms between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian peninsula that began in the early eighth century was transformed into a crusade by the papacy during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Successive popes accorded to Christian warriors willing to participate in the peninsular wars against Islam the same crusading benefits offered to those going to the Holy Land. Joseph F. O'Callaghan clearly demonstrates that any study of the history of the crusades must take a broader view of the Mediterranean to include medieval Spain.

Following a chronological overview of crusading in the Iberian peninsula from the late eleventh to the middle of the thirteenth century, O'Callaghan proceeds to the study of warfare, military finance, and the liturgy of reconquest and crusading. He concludes his book with a consideration of the later stages of reconquest and crusade up to and including the fall of Granada in 1492, while noting that the spiritual benefits of crusading bulls were still offered to the Spanish until the Second Vatican Council of 1963.

Although the conflict described in this book occurred more than eight hundred years ago, recent events remind the world that the intensity of belief, rhetoric, and action that gave birth to crusade, holy war, and jihad remains a powerful force in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812218893
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/24/2004
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
560,131
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Genealogical Tablesxv
1Reconquest, Holy War, and Crusade1
2From Barbastro to Almeria, 1063-115723
3From Almeria to Las Navas de Tolosa, 1157-121250
4From Las Navas de Tolosa to Cordoba, 1212-123678
5From Cordoba to Seville, 1236-124899
6Warfare in the Crusading Era124
7Financing Reconquest and Crusade152
8The Liturgy of Reconquest and Crusade177
9Epilogue209
Abbreviations217
Notes221
Bibliography277
Index309

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