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

Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln, and Damian J. Smith


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 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 ... More

Keywords: King Alfonso VIII, Iberian Peninsula, Almohads, conflict, Christian north, Moroccan empire, Christian kingdoms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284146
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miguel Gómez, editor
University of Dayton

Kyle C. Lincoln, editor
Kalamazoo College

Damian J. Smith, editor
Saint Louis University

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