The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political And Cultural Reorientation On The Medieval Frontier by S. LayThe Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political And Cultural Reorientation On The Medieval Frontier by S. Lay

The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political And Cultural Reorientation On The Medieval Frontier

byS. Lay

Hardcover | November 28, 2008

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This book examines the development of Portugal between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. During this period Portugal grew from an embattled county under the control of Leon-Castile into an independent kingdom with borders that have remained largely unchanged until the present day.
Title:The Reconquest Kings of Portugal: Political And Cultural Reorientation On The Medieval FrontierFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 28, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023052561X

ISBN - 13:9780230525610

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Portuguese Society in the Eleventh Century: Conquest, Reconquest or convivencia? * High Ambition in a World of Turmoil: Count Henry (1095-1112) and Infanta Teresa (1112-1128) * The Nascent Kingdom: Afonso Henriques and the Consolodation of Power (1128-1148) * Papal Recognition of Portuguese Royalty: an Ebb Tide (1148-1157) * Papal Recognition of Portuguese Royalty: the Tide Turns (1157-1179) * Consolidation and Opportunity in the Reign of King Sancho I (1185-1211) * Shifting Priorities: the Breakdown of Relations between King Sancho and the Papacy * King Alfonso II (1211-1223) and the New Approach to Royal Government * The Lowest Ebb: Royal Authority During the Reign of King Sancho II (1223-1248) * Conclusion: the Neglected Reconquest

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"The study addresses the major historical debates regarding Portugal as well as the peninsula at large, includes a fine bibliography, and provides an updated, utilitarian overview of an important medieval monarchy." --CHOICE

"[This book] helps to fill a noticeable gap in English-language historiography."--Speculum