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Beyond the Border. The aristocratic mobility between the kingdoms of Portugal and León (1157- 1230)

During the reigns of Fernando II and Alfonso IX, the kingdom of León became home to several Portuguese aristocrats. Their relations with the Galician and Leonese nobility helped them create many cross-border ties and a powerful network of family-based relationships which heavily influenced the course of the main political conflicts of this period.

Commons in the late medieval Crown of Aragon: Regulation, uses and conflicts, 13th-15th centuries

In this paper, we shall show some characteristics of the use of pastures and commons in the Crown of Aragon between the thirteen and fifteenth centuries.

Delivering stability: Primogeniture and autocratic survival in European monarchies 1000-1800

Although the dominating position of primogeniture at the end of the period might seem natural given primogeniture’s many advantages for the monarch and the ruling elite it was first rather late in history that the principle came to dominate Europe.

Daily Life in the Spanish Reconquest: Scenes from Tenth-Century León

Built by the Romans to garrison to Seventh Legion, León may also have been the base of the legion’s military commander, who was sometimes fully empowered by the emperor to govern Asturias and Galicia.

Towards Modernity and Absolute Power: Interpretation of Kingship in

Towards Modernity and Absolute Power: Interpretation of Kingship in The Book of the Twelve Wise Men and The Seven Books of Law McLean, Benjamin Transcultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research,Volumes 2-3 (2006-7) Abstract In Castile (Spain) of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, one finds signs of a vigorous debate on the nature and limits […]

San Isidoro exposed: the vicissitudes of research in Romanesque art

San Isidoro exposed: the vicissitudes of research in Romanesque art Williams, John (Henry Clay Frick Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh) Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, March (2011) Abstract Some forty years ago, by chance, the author’s campaign of recording through drawings the earliest parts of the church […]

The assemblies of Alfonso VIII of Castile: Burgos (1169) to Carrión (1188)

The assemblies of Alfonso VIII of Castile: Burgos (1169) to Carrión (1188) Cerda, Jose Manuel (Comision Nacional de Investigacio ́n Cient ́ıfica y Tecnolo ́gica (CONICYT), Santiago de Chile) Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, March (2011) Abstract The plenary courts of Alfonso VIII of Castile (1158 – 1214) have not been studied in […]

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