King Alfonso VIII of Castile

King Alfonso VIII of Castile

Government, Family, and War

Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

Edited by Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln and Damian J. Smith

Contributions by Martín Alvira Cabrer, Carlos de Ayala Martinez, Janna Bianchini, Thomas E. Burman, Sam Zeno Conedera, Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln, Joseph F. O'Callaghan, Teofilo Ruiz, Miriam Shadis, Damian J. Smith and James J. Todesca

Published by: Fordham University Press

304 pages, 152.00 x 228.00 x 0.00 mm, 9

  • ISBN: 9780823284146
  • Published: April 2019



King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family and War brings together a diverse group of scholars whose work concerns the reign of Alfonso VIII (1158–1215). This was a critical period in the history of the Iberian peninsula, when the conflict between the Christian north and the Moroccan empire of the Almohads was at its most intense, while the political divisions between the five Christian kingdoms reached their high-water mark. From his troubled ascension as a child to his victory at Las Navas de Tolosa near the end of his fifty-seven-year reign, Alfonso VIII and his kingdom were at the epicenter of many of the most dramatic events of the era.
Contributors: Martin Alvira Cabrer, Janna Bianchini, Sam Zeno Conedera, S.J., Miguel Dolan Gómez, Carlos de Ayala Martínez, Kyle C. Lincoln, Joseph O’Callaghan, Teofi lo F. Ruiz, Miriam Shadis, Damian J. Smith, James J. Todesca