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Selling Castile: Coinage, Propaganda, and Mediterranean Trade in the Age of Alfonso VIII

James J. Todesca

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses one of Alfonso VIII's paths to solidifying and advancing his kingdom—his monetary policy. As did his contemporaries throughout Latin Europe, Alfonso VIII struck silver-alloyed ... More


“Si Possides Amicum, In Temptatione Posside Illum”: Alfonso VIII and Peter the Catholic

Martín Alvira Cabrer

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter studies the relationship between Alfonso VIII of Castile and Peter the Catholic, the king of Aragon and count of Barcelona. From the time he ascended the throne in April 1196, Peter the ... More


Ideas of Kingship in the Preambles of Alfonso VIII’s Charters

Joseph F. O’Callaghan

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the surviving royal charters of Alfonso VIII of Castile, focusing on those preambles and other ancillary components that express ideas of kingship. The preambles to his ... More


Holy War and Crusade during the Reign of Alfonso VIII

Carlos de Ayala Martínez

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the crusading dimension of Alfonso VIII's reign and contextualizes it within the framework of relations with the whole of Christendom. Never before had a Spanish king ... More


Alfonso VIII and the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

Miguel Gómez

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. The battle of Las Navas de Tolosa—and the campaign which preceded the Christian victory—is certainly the most famous event of Alfonso VIII's ... More


A Wall and a Shield: Alfonso VIII and the Military Orders

S.J. Sam Zeno Conedera

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses how the military orders had an important place in Alfonso VIII's Castile as defenders and settlers of the frontier with Islam, as well as contingents in major campaigns and ... More


The Infantazgo in the Reign of Alfonso VIII

Janna Bianchini

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the Infantazgo during the reign of Alfonso VIII. Beginning as early as the tenth century, the royal women of León-Castile laid claim to a little-understood share of the crown's ... More


“Happier in Daughters than in Sons”: The Children of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonor Plantagenet

Miriam Shadis

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that understanding the long-term significance of Alfonso VIII and Leonor of England's political, religious, and dynastic strategies requires considering the lives and careers of ... More


Alfonso VIII and the Papacy

Damian Smith

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the relationship between the Castilian monarchy and the papacy, looking at two letters from the quite extensive papal-Castilian correspondence concerning the battle of Las Navas ... More


A Prosopography of the Castilian Episcopate in the Reign of Alfonso VIII

Kyle C. Lincoln

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of the Castilian episcopate during the reign of Alfonso VIII. The bishops of Castile during Alfonso VIII's reign were as vibrant a class as any in Europe in the long ... More


Alfonso VIII: An Introduction

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of Alfonso VIII's role in the development of Castilian and European society. Born in November 1155, the son of Sancho III of Castile-León and ... More


Deviant Politics and Jewish Love: Alfonso VIII and the Jewess of Toledo

David Nirenberg

in Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Claims about love were the terms in which conflict, both political and hermeneutic, were expressed and negotiated in the Christian Middle Ages, with lust aligned with error, and proper love aligned ... More


King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln, and Damian J. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book 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 ... More


Via impugnandi in the Age of Alfonso VIII: Iberian-Christian Kalām and a Latin Triad Revisited

Thomas Burman

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that not only were there such practitioners of Christian kalām in the lifetime of Alfonso VIII—and most likely in Toledo—but that their works were, moreover, the fruit ... More


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