A History of Medieval Spain / Joseph F. O'Callaghan.

O'Callaghan, Joseph F. author.
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2013]
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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.
Abbreviations For Citations
Part I. The Visigothic Era 415-711
1. The Visigothic Kingdom
2. Visigothic Government
3. Visigothic Society And Culture
Part II. The Ascendancy Of Islam 711-1031
4. The Emirate Of Córdoba
5. The Caliphate of Córdoba
6. Government, Society, and Culture in al-Andalus, 711-1031
7. Government, Society, and Culture in Christian Spain, 711-1035
PART III. A Balance of Power, from the Jail of the Caliphate to Las Navas de Tolosa 1031-1212
8. Alfonso VI, the Taifas, and the Almoravids
9. Alfonso VII and the Leonese Empire
10. The Duel with the Almohads
11. Government, 1031-1212
12. Society and the Economy, 1031-1212
13. Religion and Culture, 1031-1212
PART IV. The Great Reconquest and the Beginnings of Overseas Expansion 1212-1369
14. The Great Reconquest
15. Alfonso X and the Lure of Empire
16. The Overseas Expansion of the Crown of Aragon
17. The Straits, the Mediterranean, and Civil War
18. Government, 1212-1369
19. Society and the Economy, 1212-1369
20. Religion and Culture, 1212-1369
PART V. The Struggle for Peninsular Union 1369-1479
21. The Early Trastámaras
22. The Hegemony of the Trastámaras
23. Government, 1369-1479
24. Society and the Economy, 1369-1479
25. Religion and Culture, 1369-1479
The Catholic Kings and the Perfect Prince
Genealogical Charts, Bibliography, and Index
Genealogical Charts
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