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Specialized Bibliographies

Medieval Spain

Compiled by Lynn Nelson

      1: Visigothic Spain. a. The Fall of Roman Spain. b. The Organization 
      of Visigothic Spain. c. The Councils of Toledo. d. The Culture and Economy 
      of Visigothic Spain. 2: The Muslim Invasion. a. The Fall of the Visigoths. 
      b. The Muslim Conquest. c. The Emirate of Spain. d. The Umayyad Caliphate 
      of Cordoba. 3: Islamic Spain. a. The Organization of Muslim Spain. b. 
      The Economy of Muslim Spain. c. The Architecture of Muslim Spain. d. 
      Literature and Scholarship in Muslim Spain. 4: The Origins of the Reconquest. 
      a. Covadonga and the Emergence of Leon. b. The Spanish March. c. The 
      Independence of Aragon. d. The Growth of the County Of Barcelona. 5. 
      The Era of the Taifa Kings. a. Sancho the Great and the European Policy 
      of Navarre. b. The Crown of Aragon. c. The Collapse of the Caliphate 
      and the Taifa Kings. d. Alfonso VI and the Cid 6. The Progress of the 
      Reconquista. a. African Invasions. b. Castilian Expansion by Land. c. 
      Aragonese Maritime Expansion. d. Las Navas de Tolosa. 7. The Era of 
      Unrest. a. Civil Wars b. Famine and Plague. c. War Between the Kingdoms. 
      d. French and English Intervention. 8. The Crisis of the Fifteenth Century.	
      a. Economic Decay b. The Great Pogrom. c. Popular Unrest and Civil War. 
      d. The Trastamaras.\franged in simple alphabetical order by author. 
      It is not an exhaustive list, but is restricted to some of the works 
      in English available at the University of Kansas Watson Library. Although 
      some older classics have been included, most of the items are relatively 
      modern, and you will find that the library contains still other material. 
      The paucity of sources reflects the fact that a limited number of Spanish 
      materials have been translated.] Alfonso X and the Jews: an edition 
      of and commentary on Siete partidas 7.24 "De los judios". by Dwayne 
      E. Carpenter. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1986. KKT 2467 
      .M56 D4313 1986 Ashtor, Eliyahu. The Jews of Moslem Spain. translated 
      from the Hebrew by Aaron Klein and Jenny Machlowitz Klein. Philadelphia: 
      Jewish Publication Society of America, c1973- . DS 135 .S7 A8313 Aspects 
      of Jewish culture in the Middle Ages: papers of the eight annual conference 
      of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University 
      of New York at Binghamton, 3-5 May, 1974. edited by Paul E. Szarmach. 
      Albany: State University of New York Press, 1979. DS 124 .A74 Baer, 
      Yitzhak. A history of the Jews in Christian Spain. translated from 
      the Hebrew by Louis Schoffman. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society 
      of America, 1961-66. DS 135 .S7 B343 Bard, Rachel. Navarra, the durable 
      kingdom. Reno, Nev.: University of Nevada Press, 1982. DP 302 .N27 
      B37 1982 Beinart, Haim. Trujillo, a Jewish community in Extremadura 
      on the eve of the \fa short history. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. 
      DP 128 .B57 1986 Bisson, Thomas N. Medieval France and her Pyrenean 
      neighbours: studies in early institutional history. London: Hambledon 
      Press, 1989. JN 2337 .B58 1989 Boswell, John. The royal treasure: Muslim 
      communities under the Crown of Aragon in the fourteenth century. New 
      Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. DP 104 .B74 Brodman, James. Ransoming 
      captives in crusader Spain: the Order of Merced on the Christian-Islamic 
      frontier. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. BX 
      3800 .Z5 S725 1986 Burckhardt, Titus. Moorish culture in Spain. translated 
      by Alisa Jaffa. London, Allen and Unwin, 1972. DP 103 .B8713 1972x Burns, 
      Robert I. Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the crusader kingdom of 
      Valencia: societies in symbiosis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 
      1984. DP 302 .V205 B85 1984 Childs, Wendy R. Anglo-Castilian trade 
      in the later Middle Ages. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 
      1978. HF 3518 .S7 C54 Cigar, Norman L. Cities of Muslim Spain. Monticello, 
      Ill.: Council of Planning Librarians, 1978. Z 5942 .C68 no.1462 Collins, 
      Roger.\fdinand and Isabella. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, <1975> 
      DP 162 .F47 1975b Fiscal accounts of Catalonia under the early count-kings 
      (1151-1213). edited with an introduction by Thomas N. Bisson. Berkeley: 
      University of California Press, c1984. HJ 1249 .C3 F55 1984 Fletcher, 
      Richard A. Saint James's catapult: the life and times of Diego Gelmirez 
      of Santiago de Compostela. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984. BX 4705 .G417 
      F56 1984 Fletcher, Richard A. The quest for El Cid. London: Hutchinson, 
      c1989. DP 99 .F57 1989 Forey, Alan J. The Templars in the Corona de 
      Aragon. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. CR 4755 .S6 A724 1973 
      Freedman, Paul H. The origins of peasant servitude in medieval Catalonia. 
      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. HT 815 .S8 F74 1991 \f 
      edited by Derek W. Lomax & David Mackenzie. Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 
      1989. DP 99 .G63 1989 Gomez-Tabanera, Jose Manuel. A concise history 
      of Spain. Translated by John Inderwich Palmer. Madrid, Cronos <1966>. 
      DP 66 .G6613 Haliczer, Stephen. The Comuneros of Castile: the forging 
      of a revolution, 1475-1521. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin 
      Press, 1981. DP 174 .H34 Harvey, Leonard P. Islamic Spain, 1250 to 
      1500. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. DP 102 .H34 1990 
      Hillgarth, J. N. The Liber communis curiae of the Diocese of Majorca 
      (1364-1374). Montreal: Universite de Montreal, 1989. Brief no.: 92-02497 
      Hillgarth, J. N. The register Notule communium 14 of the Diocese of 
      Barcelona (1345-1348): a calendar with selected documents. Toronto: 
      Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c1983. BX 1587 .B33 H55 1983 
      Hillgarth, Jocelyn N. The Spanish kingdoms, 1250-1516. Oxford: Clarendon 
      Press, 1976-78. DP 99 .H5 Hills, George. Spain. London, Ernest Benn, 
      1970. DP 66 .H55 1970 Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d. 636. Isidore of 
      Seville's History of the Goths, Vandals, and Suevi. Translated, with 
      an introd. by Guido Donini and Gordon B. Ford. 2d rev. ed. Leiden, E. 
      J. Brill, 1970. D 135 .I813 1970 Jackson, Gabriel. The making of medieval 
      Spain. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. DP 99 .J32 James I, King of 
      Aragon, 1208-1276. The chronicle of James I., king of Aragon. surnamed 
      the Conqueror, (written by himself). Tr. from the Catalan by \fnd Catalan 
      society, 718-1050. Austin, University of Texas Press <1965>. DC 607.8 
      .L45 Livermore, H. V. The origins of Spain and Portugal. London, Allen 
      and Unwin, 1971. DP 91 .L58 Lomax, Derek W. The reconquest of Spain. 
      London; New York: Longman, 1978. DP 99 .L69 MacKay, Angus. Money, prices, 
      and politics in fifteenth-century Castile. London: Royal Historical 
      Society, 1981. HG 1140 .C37 M32 1981 MacKay, Angus. Spain in the Middle 
      Ages: from frontier to empire, 1000-1500. New York: St. Martin's Press, 
      1977. DP 99 .M23 1977 Madariaga, Salvador de, Spain, a modern history. 
      New York, Praeger <1958>. DP 26 .M3 1958 Marias, Julian. Understanding 
      Spain. translated by Frances M. Lopez-Morillas. Ann Arbor: University 
      of Michigan Press, c1990. DP 66 .M3213 1990 McCabe, Joseph. The splendour 
      of Moorish Spain. London, Watts & co. <1935>. DP 102 .M3 1935 Menendez 
      Pidal, Ramon. The Cid and his Spain. Translated by Harold Sunderland. 
      With a foreword by the Duke of Berwick and Alba.  F. Cass <1971>. 
      DP 99 .M43 1971 Menendez Pidal, Ramon. \d DP 98 .P37 1983 Payne, Stanley 
      G. A history of Spain and Portugal.  University of Wisconsin 
      Press <1973>. DP 66 .P382 Pedro IV, King of Aragon, 1319?-1387. Chronicle. 
      translated by Mary Hillgarth, with introduction and notes by J.N. Hillgarth. 
      Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1980. DP 130.7 .P4313 
      1980 Pedro IV, King of Aragon, 1319?-1387. The chronicle of San Juan 
      de la Pea$aa: a fourteenth-century official history of the crown of 
      Aragon. translated and with an introduction and notes by Lynn H. Nelson. 
      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c1991. DP 124.8 .P413 
      1991 Phillips, William D. Enrique IV and the crisis of fifteenth-century 
      Castile, 1425-1480. Cambridge, Mass.: Mediaeval Academy of America, 
      1978. DP 143 .P43 1978 Powers, James F. A society organized for war: 
      the Iberian municipal militias \f History of the reign of Ferdinand 
      and Isabella, the Catholic. Abridged and edited by C. Harvey Gardiner. 
      Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press <1962>. DP 162 
      .P8 1962a Ramsey, John F. Spain: the rise of the first world power. 
      Published for the Office for International Studies and Programs by the 
      University of Alabama Press . DP 99 .R3 Read, Jan. The Catalans. 
      London: Faber and Faber, 1978. DP 302 .C62 R42 Read, Jan. The Moors 
      in Spain and Portugal. London: Faber, 1974. DP 102 .R4 Regne, Jean. 
      History of the Jews in Aragon: regesta and documents, 1213-1327. edited 
      and annotated by Yom Tov Assis, in association with Adam Gruzman. Jerusalem: 
      Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1978. DS 135 .S75 A77 Reilly, Bernard 
      F. The Kingdom of Leon-Castilla under King Alfonso VI, 1065-1109. 
      Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1988. DP 137.6 .R44 1988 
      Reilly, Bernard F. The kingdom of Leon-Castilla under Queen Urraca, 
      1109-1126. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1982. DP 138 
      .R44 1982 Ronart, Stephan. Concise encyclopaedia of Arabic civilization: 
      the Arab West. New York, Praeger <1966>. DT 173 .R6 1966 Watson  
      Round, Nicholas G. The greatest man uncrowned: a study of the fall 
      of Don Alvaro de Luna. London: Tamesis Books: Longwood Pub. Group, 
      c1986. DP 142.5 .R68 1986 Ryder, Alan F. C. Alfonso the Magnanimous: 
      King of Aragon, Naples, and Sicily, 1396-1458. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 
      1990. DP 133.1 .R93 1990 Sahlins, Peter. Boundaries: the making of 
      France and Spain in the Pyrenees. Berkeley: University of California 
      Press, c1989. DC 611 .P985 S24 1989 \f New York: Garland Pub., 1975. 
      Z 6373 .S7 S55 Socarras, Cayetano J. Alfonso X of Castile: a study 
      on imperialistic frustation. Barcelona: Hispam, 1975. DP 140.3 .S65 
      Stalls, William C. Jewish conversion to Islam: the perspective of a 
      quaestio. Thesis 1982. Stewart, Desmond. The Alhambra. New York: 
      Newsweek, c1974. DP 402 .A4 S73 Taha, Abd al-Wahid Dhannun. The Muslim 
      conquest and settlement of North Africa and Spain. London; New York: 
      Routledge, 1989. DP 103 .T34 1989 The Sephardi heritage: essays on 
      the historical and cultural contribution of the Jews of Spain and Portugal. 
      edited by R. D. Barnett. London: Vallentine, Mitchell, 1971- . DS 135 
      .S7 S45 1971 The Worlds of Alfonso the Learned and James the Conqueror: 
      intellect & force in the Middle Ages. Edited by Robert I. Burns. Princeton, 
      N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1985. DP 99 .W67 1985 Thompson, E. 
      A. The Goths in Spain. Oxford, Clarendon P., 1969. DP 96 .T48 Vicens 
      Vives, Jaime. Approaches to the history of Spain. Translated and edited 
      by Joan Connelly Ullman. 2d ed. corr. and rev. Berkeley: University 
      of California Press, 1970. DP 66 .V513 1970 Visigothic Spain: new approaches. 
      edited by Edward James. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980. DP 96 .V57 Wasserstein, 
      David. The rise and fall of the party-kings: politics and society \fynn 
      Nelson. This file may be copied on the condition that the entire contents,including 
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