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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


Nomadic Populations and the Challenge to Political Legitimacy: Three Cases from the Medieval Islamic West

Russell Hopley

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the responses of three important medieval Maghribī dynasties to the dilemmas posed by nomadic populations dwelling in their midst. These dynasties include the Almoravids in ... More


Jihād as a Means of Political Legitimation in Thirteenth-Century Sharq al-Andalus

Abigail Krasner Balbale

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In eastern al-Andalus, the end of Almohad authority initiated a period of fierce clashes among Muslim and Christian rivals. Many of these conflicts were presented as holy war, and the eventual loss ... More


Aristotelian Neo-Orthodoxy and Andalusian Revolts

Sarah Stroumsa

in Andalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691176437
eISBN:
9780691195452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176437.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the remarkable phenomenon of twelfth-century rigorous Andalusian Aristotelianism. In the early twelfth century, the philosophical map of al-Andalus was dramatically redrawn. ... More


The Triumph of the Córdoban Minaret in the Maghrib

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses how the cuboid tower added in the tenth century to the neo-Umayyad mosque in Córdoba became the prototype for a type of tower that continues to be built to the present day. The ... More


Marrakech: The Founding of a City

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter details the founding of the city of Marrakech, which was regarded as a purely original Islamic city —a citadel to the unifying reforms of the Almoravid and Almohad Berber empires. Over ... More


Between City and Countryside: Ibn Khaldun and the Fourteenth Century

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on polymath, minister, and historian Ibn Khaldun. Foreshadowing the rise of the Ottomans, he predicted the rise of a great, new Muslim naval power that would conquer all the ... More


A Mercenary Economy

Hussein Fancy

in The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter extends the study of the jenets into the wider Mediterranean by examining the relationship of the Crown of Aragon to North Africa, regions that are too often studied apart. Through a ... 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


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


The Great Reform Empires (1100–1250 CE)

Felix Arnold

in Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190624552
eISBN:
9780190624576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624552.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter describes how Islamic architecture developed more sober and abstract tendencies during the religious reforms of 1100-1250 CE as two successive Berber dynasties, first the Almoravids, ... More


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