Spain, 1157-1300: A Partible Inheritance / Edition 1

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Spain, 1157-1300 makes use of a vast body of primary and secondary source material to provide a balanced overview of a crucial period of Spanish as well as of European history.

  • Examines the most significant phase of Spanish mainland development
  • Considers the profound intellectual consequences of Christian advances into Islamic Spain
  • Explores the varying fortunes of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon, and focuses on the reign of the learned Alfonso X of Castile
  • Utilizes the vast body of primary and secondary source material published over the past 30 years
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"This is a masterly revisiting of the period, every clause of Linehan's sentences embodying not only that eloquence of rhetorical style he so admired in the work of another Fellow of St. John's, Prof. John Cook (see the obituary by Lineham in The Independent, 15 September 2007), but a freshness and vitality of vision that find their fullest expression in his portrait of King Alfonso el Sabio." (Speculuma Medieval Studies, April 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631172840
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: A History of Spain Series, #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Linehan is Fellow and Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, Fellow of the British Academy, and Corresponding Member of the Spanish Academy of History.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Chronology     xii
List of Abbreviations     xv
Tree showing some of those mentioned in these pages     xvii
Map of Spain in the thirteenth century     xviii
Past and Present     1
After the Emperor     7
Two Royal Minorities     24
The Age of Las Navas
Life, Law and Memory     36
Three Battles     40
Implications of the Vernacular     46
Castile Victorious     53
Dona Berenguela and Son     57
'The Gate is Open and the Way is Clear'     60
Towards Valencia     62
Conquest and Colonization     69
Toledo and Seville     75
After Valencia     80
The Mediterranean Dimension     83
Some Permanent Features
Jews     87
Moors     95
Hunger, Kings and Capitals     100
Alfonso X: Promising Beginnings     104
A Command Economy     114
The Law     121
Implications of Empire     129
Toledo and Translations     133
International Complications     145
The MudejarRising     149
The Alfonsine Histories     162
A Reign in Ruins     169
France and Aragon     175
1282     185
Aragon Alone     199
The Learned King     204
The Changed Balance
Castile after 1284     210
A Question of Alliances     215
'Neither Truth nor Faith'     229
Epilogue     233
Bibliography     235
Glossary     268
Index     270
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