Conflict and Collaboration in Medieval Iberia
Studies of conflict in medieval history and related disciplines have recently come to focus on wars, feuds, rebellions, and other violent matters. While those issues are present here, to form a backdrop, this volume brings other forms of conflict in this period to the fore. With these assembled essays on conflict and collaboration in the Iberian Peninsula, it provides an insight into key aspects of the historical experience of the Iberian kingdoms during the Middle Ages. Ranging in focus from the fall of the Visigothic kingdom and the arrival of significant numbers of Berber settlers to the functioning of the Spanish Inquisition right at the end of the Middle Ages, the articles gathered here look both at cross-ethnic and interreligious meetings in hostility or fruitful cohabitation. The book does not, however, forget intra-communal relations, and consideration is given to the mechanisms within religious and ethnic groupings by which conflict was channeled and, occasionally, collaboration could ensue.
Kim Bergqvist is a doctoral candidate in Medieval History in the Department of History at Stockholm University. He is currently completing a dissertation on aristocratic insurrections, resistance, and political values in Castile-León and Sweden from 1250 to 1370. His research has appeared in Collegium Medievale and The Medieval Chronicle.
Kurt Villads Jensen is Professor of Medieval History at Stockholm University. His publications include Crusading at the Edges of Europe. Denmark and Portugal c.1000–c.1250 (2017), and he is the editor of several volumes, such as Medieval Christianity in the North (2013) and Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea (2018).
Anthony John Lappin, DPhil, was previously Research Professor at Maynooth University, Ireland. He has published widely on the Iberian Middle Ages and the Golden Age, and is currently preparing his edition of the Alchoran latinus.
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