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The Reconquest Kings of Portugal By S. Lay

The Reconquest Kings of Portugal
by S. Lay

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Examines the political development of Portugal between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Taking place amid the struggle between Christendom and the Islamic world for control over the Iberian Peninsula, the formation of Portugal also depended on the growing European influence felt throughout the peninsula during these centuries.
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The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political and Cultural Reorientation on the Medieval Frontier by S. Lay

Examines the political development of Portugal between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Taking place amid the struggle between Christendom and the Islamic world for control over the Iberian Peninsula, the formation of Portugal also depended on the growing European influence felt throughout the peninsula during these centuries.

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The Reconquest Kings of Portugal Reviews


"The study addresses the major historical debates regarding Portugal as well as the peninsula at large, includes a fine bibliography, and provides an updated, utilitarian overview of an important medieval monarchy." - CHOICE

"[This book] helps to fill a noticeable gap in English-language historiography." - Speculum

About S. Lay


STEPHEN LAY has been Lecturer in History at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and later Executive Officer of the Monash University London Centre. He is currently Graduate Studies Assistant at the University of Oxford, and has published several journal articles. His essay 'The Interpretation of the Magna Charta' received the Romanzi award and was published as a monograph in 2004.

Table of Contents


List of Figures Introduction Portuguese Society in the Eleventh Century: Conquest, Reconquest or convivencia ? High Ambition in a World of Turmoil: Count Henry (1095-1112) and Infanta Teresa (1112-1128) The Nascent Kingdom: Consolodation and Expansion under Afonso Henriques (1128-1148) Papal Recognition of Portuguese Royalty: an Ebb Tide (1148-1157) Papal Recognition of Portuguese Royalty: the Tide Turns (1157-1179) Consolidation and Opportunity (1179-1211) Shifting Priorities: Portuguese Relations with the Latin Church in the Thirteenth Century The Science of Kingship: Institutional Innovation during the Reign of Afonso II (1211-1223) The Final Campaign: Sancho II, Afonso III, and the Completion of the Reconquest in Portugal (1223-1250) Conclusion: The Reconquest Kings of Portugal Appendix I: Portuguese Voices Bibliography

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GOR009955833
The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political and Cultural Reorientation on the Medieval Frontier by S. Lay
S. Lay
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
2008-11-28
332
023052561X
9780230525610
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