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Title King Alfonso VIII of Castile : government, family, and war / Miguel Gómez, Damian Smith, and Kyle C. Lincoln, editors
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Fordham series in medieval studies
Fordham series in medieval studies.
Contents Intro; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Alfonso VIII: An Introduction; 1. Ideas of Kingship in the Preambles of Alfonso VIII's Charters; 2. Selling Castile: Coinage, Propaganda, and Mediterranean Trade in the Age of Alfonso VIII; 3. The Infantazgo in the Reign of Alfonso VIII; 4. "Happier in Daughters than in Sons": The Children of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonor Plantagenet; 5. A Wall and a Shield: Alfonso VIII and the Military Orders; 6. Holy War and Crusade during the Reign of Alfonso VIII; 7. Alfonso VIII and the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
8. Alfonso VIII and the Papacy9. "Si Possides Amicum, in Temptatione Posside Illum": Alfonso VIII and Peter the Catholic; 10. A Prosopography of the Castilian Episcopate in the Reign of Alfonso VIII; 11. Via impugnandi in the Age of Alfonso VIII: Iberian-Christian Kalām and a Latin Triad Revisited; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Index; Series List
Summary "King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family and War brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work concerns the reign of Alfonso VIII (1158-1215). This was a critical period in the history of the Iberian peninsula, when the conflict between the Christian north and the Moroccan empire of the Almohads was at its most intense, while the political divisions between the five Christian kingdoms reached their high-water mark. From his troubled ascension as a child to his victory at Las Navas de Tolosa near the end of his fifty-seven-year reign, Alfonso VIII and his kingdom were at the epicenter of many of the most dramatic events of the era."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 11, 2019)
Subject Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, 1155-1214.
SUBJECT Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, 1155-1214
Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, 1155-1214 fast
Subject HISTORY -- Europe -- Spain & Portugal.
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Kings and rulers
SUBJECT Castile (Spain) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Spain -- History -- 711-1516.
Subject Spain
Spain -- Castile
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Gómez, Miguel, 1975- editor.
Smith, Damian J., editor.
Lincoln, Kyle C., editor.
ISBN 9780823284160