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Offline Atheling

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Hi,

I have two battle in mind really.

That of Fraga 1134 and Las Navas de Telosa.

I do have a few books on the subject (other than Ospreys) but only one of which is in English, the others being in Spanish of course.

There are some great plates in the books that I've included pics of, especially in the Comic book, 1212 Las Navas de Tolosa.

Having said that I'm really looking for something written in English that I can get my teeth into.

Has anyone got any recommendations with the Battle of Fraga and Las Navas de Tolosa particularly in mind?

El Cid book is great and actually quite informative but unfortunately does not fit my time frame.







Thanks :)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 07:06:30 PM by Atheling »

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Book Recommendations for the Spanish Reconquista- Early 12th to mid 13th C
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 07:52:36 PM »
Truth be told, I don't any in English that covers especifically those two battles. There is a book, published by Routledge, that covers medieval warfare in Spain:

War in the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1600 (Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History)

It is a collection of essays by leading specialists in the subject. One of the editors is Francisco García Fitz, whose PhD was on Las Navas de Tolosa.

You can find it in Amazon.


Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Book Recommendations for the Spanish Reconquista- Early 12th to mid 13th C
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 07:52:58 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 09:17:17 PM by Antonio J Carrasco »

Offline Atheling

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Re: Book Recommendations for the Spanish Reconquista- Early 12th to mid 13th C
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 07:59:41 PM »
Truth be told, I don't any in English that covers especifically those two battles. There is a book, published by Routledge, that covers medieval warfare in Spain:

War in the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1600 (Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History)

It is a collection of essays by leading specialists in the subject. One of the editors is Francisco García Fitz, whose PhD was on Las Navas de Tolosa.

You can find it in Amazon.

Thank you so much Antonio  8) :)

I'll order a copy now!

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Book Recommendations for the Spanish Reconquista- Early 12th to mid 13th C
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 08:48:03 PM »
Have you got a JSTOR account?  I find there are all sorts of articles on there.  The simplest membership gives you limited free viewing (I think about 6 articles per month).