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Introduction The "Alfonsine Era"

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Regarding the reconquest of the peninsular territory, a great worry for Western Christians, when Alfonso reached the throne, the territories that at the end of the 12th century were in the hands of the minor Muslim kings of the South had been almost completely unified under the crown of his father. Due to the retaliations by Almoravids and Almohads, the mass immigration of Jews from the territories of al-Andalus, where they were persecuted and from which they were eventually expelled, headed towards the Christian cities of the North. On the occasion of the celebration of the seven hundred years of his death, the publications around the life and works of Alfonso X have multiplied exponentially. Before closing this introduction, the author like to responds to a couple of objections that were raised during my research.

Keywords: al-Andalus; Alfonso; Almohads; Almoravids; Jews; Western Christians



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