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Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia (E Michael Gerli) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2002) 9780415939188


Title: Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia

Author: Gerli, E Michael

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415939188

Volumes: 1; Pages: 952

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As the first comprehensive reference to the vital world of medieval Spain, this unique volume focuses on the Iberian kingdoms from the fall of the Roman Empire to the aftermath of the Reconquista. The nearly 1,000 signed A-Z entries, written by renowned specialists in the field, encompass topics of key relevance to medieval Iberia, including people, events, works, and institutions, as well as interdisciplinary coverage of literature, language, history, arts, folklore, religion, and science. Also providing in-depth discussions of the rich contributions of Muslim and Jewish cultures, and offering useful insights into their interactions with Catholic Spain, this comprehensive work is an invaluable tool for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

"A valuable and comprehensive reference work. ... Stresses areas not well covered in other reference works. ... This work, which has no competitor, provides students and scholars with a useful starting point to begin their research. ... Essential. All libraries."--Choice, July 2003

"An exceptionally balanced survey of a complex society over an extended period of time. ... Highly recommended for academic libraries."--Gale Reference Reviews, Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2003

Table of Contents

Entries include: Abd al-Rahman III, Caliph of Cordoba * Alarcos, Battle of * Alfonso X, el Sabio, King of Castile, Political History * Alhambra * Basque Language * Byzantine Spain * Catalan Language and Literature * Ceuta, Conquest of * Columbus, Christopher * Demography, Spain, 1500 * Domingo de Silos, St. * Explorations, Castilian * Fern ndez de Heredia, Juan * Germanic Invasions * Generalitat * Gothic Art * Higueruela, La, Battle of * Ibn Said * Iconography * Juan II, King of Aragon * Liturgy, Mozarabic, Roman * Madeira, Archipelago * Mezquita of Cordoba * Mudejar Art * Pamplona * Pelayo, Bishop of Oviedo * Philosophy, Hebraic * Prositution * Religious Orders * Saint Martin of Dume * Sant Jordi, Jordi de * Santiago de Compostela * Segovia * Stained Glass * Toros de Guisando, Los * Universities, Spain * Visigoths * Windsor, Treaty of * Wine and Wine Production * and many more.
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