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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


“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


Marian Monarchs and the Virgin’s Realm

Amy G. Remensnyder

in La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

Although Mary had been invoked by Christian men of war fighting Muslims as early as the eleventh century, her role as a saintly patron of the so-called Christian reconquest of Iberia first became ... 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: 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


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


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