Portugal's Reconuest Kings The Creation of a Medieval


Portugal's Reconuest Kings The Creation of a Medieval Frontier Monarchy Entre o século X e metade do século XIII Portugal emergiu como um reino independente com fronteiras ue se têm mantido na sua grande maioria inalteradas até hoje Este desenvolvimento político ocorreu tendo como pano de fundo a luta entre a cristandade e o mundo islâmico pelo controlo sobre a Península Ibérica Também decisivo na formação de Portugal foi o impacto de uma crescente influência europeia por toda a península neste período Esta influência cultural teve lugar através da imigração do crescimento de redes comerciais e sociais e da transferência de ideias e de costumes sociais Os governantes portugueses procuraram mediar esta influência europeia e transformá la em benefício próprio No século XII Afonso Henriues 1128 1185 conseguiu estabelecer a monaruia portuguesa mas os seus herdeiros Sancho I 1185 1211 Afonso II 1211 1223 Sancho II 1223 1245 e Afonso III 1248 1279 descobriram ue o euilíbrio entre a realidade ibérica e as expectativas europeias era cada vez mais difícil de manter This is a good book on the subject of Portugal's formation in the context of the of the Reconuista It even brought one or two new insights for me about important details which are rarely discussed in Portugal for instance the reason why count Henry of Portucale gained his county at the expense of his cousin Raymond which is a bit romanticized by most people in my country I just had a small issue with some places mainly on the first map and one or two small incoherences in dates or names of places but I think part of the reason might lay on the translation I read the Portuguese edition of the book and for instance Boulogne appeared on the book with its English and Portuguese names in different contexts indicating the translation might have been a bit sloppy and I don't know the extent to which small errors like putting a wrong date and then a page or a few ones later the right one appears This book is recommended for those who want to know about the Hispanic and in particular Portuguese Medieval History

  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • Portugal's Reconuest Kings The Creation of a Medieval Frontier Monarchy
  • Stephen Lay
  • Portuguese
  • 13 September 2015
  • 9789724743363

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