Synopses & Reviews
This book traces the political evolution of the Iberian peninsula from a group of late Roman imperial provinces to the monarchies of the mid-fifteenth century. The book consists of a series of essays on the main chronological periods of medieval Spain, and sketches the major political, economic, social and intellectual features of each age and the interaction of Christian, Jew and Muslim. There is currently no other volume in English or Spanish that provides such a wealth of analysis or description and yet which covers the entire medieval period.
"...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
This book traces the political evolution of the Iberian peninsula.
Tracing the political evolution of the Iberian peninsula from late Roman imperial provinces to monarchies of the mid-fifteenth century, essays on the significant periods of medieval Spain sketch the major political, economic, social and intellectual features of their times.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-214) and index.
Table of Contents
Maps; 1. At the edge of empire; 2. The Germanic kingdom in Iberia, 569-711; 3. Iberia and the dãr-al-Islam, 711-1009; 4. Christian reconquista and African empire, 1009-1157; 5. The definition of Iberian autonomy, 1157-1295; 6. The evolution of the medieval order in Iberia; 7. The passing of medieval Iberia, 1248-1474; An introductory bibliography; Index.