The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castile by Simon BartonThe Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castile by Simon Barton

The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castile

bySimon Barton

Hardcover | September 28, 1997

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This volume examines the nature of aristocratic society in the Spanish kingdoms of León and Castile in the twelfth century. Drawing on an extensive range of original sources, many of them unpublished, it highlights the unrivaled wealth, status and power enjoyed by some members of the aristocracy. It also explores the multifarious roles that lay magnates were expected to fulfill: as family protectors, landlords and judges; as courtiers, diplomats and military commanders; and, not least, as patrons of the church.
Title:The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and CastileFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.98 inPublished:September 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521497272

ISBN - 13:9780521497275

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. León and Castile in the twelfth century; 2. Class, family and household; 3. The lineaments of power; 4. The nobility of the crown; 5. A warrior aristocracy; 6. Piety and patronage; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography.

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"...a welcome addition to the small but growing shelf of books on medieval Iberian topics that can be read with profit by all medieval historians and by others interested in medieval social development." Journal of Social History