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The Medieval Spains : Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Paperback) - Bernard F. Reilly

The Medieval Spains

Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Paperback)

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Published: 2nd August 1993
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This book traces the political evolution of the lberian peninsula from a collection of late Roman imperial provinces to the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies of the fifteeth century. That evolution is explained initially as a product of the interaction of the geography of Iberia and the successive invasions of it by the Visigoths in the fifth and sixth centuries and the Muslim invasion of the eighth century. The character of the Muslim organization of peninsular society is discussed and its failure to achieve a stable political order is assessed. The rival cultures of Iberia came increasingly under the influence of Europe north of the Pyrenees and, as the peninsula developed agriculturally and institutionally, acted as the vanguard of that western European culture. Nevertheless, the different opportunities offered by the peculiarities of terrain and the relative weakness of the Islamic power confronting them led to the emergence of the variety of Christian kingdoms whose partial consolidation had only just begun by the late Middle Ages.

"...highly recommended for advanced high school and university-level students...[Institutions] strong in medieval studies won't want to miss the opportunity to purchase a textbook which traces the political evolution of Spain to the fifteenth century." The Bookwatch "...highly recommended for advanced high school and university-level students...[Institutions] strong in medieval studies won't want to miss the opportunity to purchase a textbook which traces the political evolution of Spain to the fifteenth century." The Bookwatch "...a welcome addition to medieval Luso-Hispanic studies." James F. Powers, Catholic History Review

Maps
At the edge of empire
The Germanic kingdom in Iberia, 569-711
Iberia and the dar-al-Islam, 711-1009
Christian reconquista and African empire, 1009-1157
The definition of Iberian autonomy, 1157-1295
The evolution of the medieval order in Iberia
The passing of medieval Iberia, 1248-1474; An introductory bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521397414
ISBN-10: 0521397413
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 2nd August 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34