makes use of a vast body of primary and secondary source material to provide a balanced overview of a crucial period of Spanish as well as of European history.
- Examines the most significant phase of Spanish mainland development
- Considers the profound intellectual consequences of Christian advances into Islamic Spain
- Explores the varying fortunes of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon, and focuses on the reign of the learned Alfonso X of Castile
- Utilizes the vast body of primary and secondary source material published over the past 30 years
Keywords: Medieval Spanish history, 13th century, Alfonso X, Castile, Alfonso the Learned, Christian reconquest