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This chapter presents summary of the book, which focuses on a question that whether there had ever existed a historical period during which religious differences had not conditioned the daily life of human groups in Iberia beyond tolerable limits. In the specific instance of Castile, it can be seen that during the 15th century a series of precedents were set, the full significance of which would only be revealed after 1475, under the Catholic Kings. Firstly, there was the issue of Castilian foreign policy towards the kingdom of Granada and its struggling Nasrid dynasty. The second development of interest was the formation of a royal army, which was based on the corps of guards surrounding the king. A third area of interest is that of the tactics used to encourage, bring about and apply the mechanisms of conversion which would turn Castile and Aragn into kingdoms of one sole religion.

Keywords: Castile; Granada; Nasrid dynasty; royal army



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