The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain: 1031 - 1157
January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
Bernard Reilly describes the rising Christian kingdoms of Leon-Castilla, Aragon, Barcelona and Portugal and shows how they were engaged in a struggle on several fronts. As they vied with one another for control of the old Islamic stronghold of the center and north, they were also in continuous conflict with the Murabit and Muwahhid rulers, while striving to come to terms with the French, the Papacy and the Italian maritime powers.
1. The Old Order Changeth (1031-1072).
2. The Political Ferment in Northern Spain (1031-1073).
3. The Emerging Society of the Christian North.
4. The Hegemony of Leon-Castilla under Alfonso VI (1065-1109).
5. The Murabit Empire and the Other Spains.
6. The Dynastic Crisis in Leon-Castilla (1109-1126).
7. A New Aragon and a New Cataluna (1104-1134).
8. The Emerging Status Quo in Christian Iberia (1135-1143).
9. The Preponderance of the Christian North (1143-1157).
10. The Two Cultures of Twelfth-Century Iberia.
- irst account of this period to integrate the histories of Christian and Muslim Spain
- Book covers the age of El Cid.
"Reilly's history of Christian and Muslim Spain from 1031 to 1157 is an important contribution ... No one has better mastered the Spanish archival materials of this age than the author." Book Review Digest, New York