Month: February 2010


Christians and Jews in thirteenth-century Castile: the career and writings of Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Archbishop of Toledo (1209-1247)

The life of Archbishop Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada offers a window on many of the principal issues of his day. He is best known for his role in the victory over the Almohads at the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212) and for several works of history in which he traces the emergence of Castile, with Toledo as its political and spiritual centre.