Alfonso X, the Cortes, and Government in Medieval Spain

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 309 pages
The studies included in this volume, written over a period of nearly thirty years, deal principally with two major themes, namely, the reign of Alfonso X, el Sabio (1252-84), one of the great kings of medieval Spain, and the development of the cortes of Castile-León, a characteristc example of the emergence of European representative parliamentary institutions. An introductory study describes the integration of medieval Spain into western Europe in the late eleventh century.

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Preface vii
Alfonso X and the Castilian Church 417429
Las Cortes de ValladolidTordesillas de 1401 Una Carta

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Joseph F. O'Callaghan is Professor Emeritus of History at Fordham University. He is a past president of the American Catholic Historical Association and the Academy of American Historians of Medieval Spain.

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