MEDIEVAL / Spain - 1

In European history, the Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery.
León de Monzón (España). Bronce. Siglo XII-XIII. © Museo del Louvre.

León de Monzón (España). Bronce. Siglo XII-XIII. © Museo del Louvre.

SPAIN / Medieval - Isabella I (1451 – 1504) Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World.

SPAIN / Medieval - Isabella I (1451 – 1504) Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World.

Casket, carved ivory with gilt-bronze fittings Spain, Cordoba; c. 966-96  The ivory casket belongs to a little group of masterfully carved ivory objects that were made for the Spanish Umayyad court in the second half of the 10th century. The casket is the largest in the group, carved from a single tusk. It is also one of the most monumental.

Casket, carved ivory with gilt-bronze fittings Spain, Cordoba; c. 966-96 The ivory casket belongs to a little group of masterfully carved ivory objects that were made for the Spanish Umayyad court in the second half of the 10th century. The casket is the largest in the group, carved from a single tusk. It is also one of the most monumental.

SPAIN / Medieval - How anyone, during and after the reign Queen Isabella of Spain, could have…

SPAIN / Medieval - How anyone, during and after the reign Queen Isabella of Spain, could have…

SPAIN / Medieval - Fernando II de Aragón 1452-1516. Rey de Aragón, Sicilia, Cerdeña, Castilla y…

SPAIN / Medieval - Fernando II de Aragón 1452-1516. Rey de Aragón, Sicilia, Cerdeña, Castilla y…

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Liébana. Beato de Liébana , Santo — Manuscrito — 1047

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Liébana. Beato de Liébana , Santo — Manuscrito — 1047

CASTLES OF SPAIN - Monzón Castle (Huesca). Built during the tenth century by the Banu Hud dynasty of the Muslims Taifa of Zaragoza. Aragonese forces captured the castle in 1089 when it was conquered by Sancho Ramírez. In 1143 the castle passed to the Templars. King James I of Aragon lived in the fort under Templar protection during his childhood. In 1309, at the time of the dissolution of the Templars, the castle was besieged and captured by the  army of James II of Aragon.

CASTLES OF SPAIN - Monzón Castle (Huesca). Built during the tenth century by the Banu Hud dynasty of the Muslims Taifa of Zaragoza. Aragonese forces captured the castle in 1089 when it was conquered by Sancho Ramírez. In 1143 the castle passed to the Templars. King James I of Aragon lived in the fort under Templar protection during his childhood. In 1309, at the time of the dissolution of the Templars, the castle was besieged and captured by the army of James II of Aragon.

SPAIN / Medieval - Isabella I (1451 – 1504) Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World.

SPAIN / Medieval - Isabella I (1451 – 1504) Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World.

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Liébana , Santo — Manuscrito — 1047

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Liébana , Santo — Manuscrito — 1047

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Don Fernando y Doña Sancha. Fol 207 r. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.

SPAIN / Medieval - Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 798) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in the Picos de Europa mountains of the region of Liébana. He is best remembered today as the author of the Commentary on the Apocalypse.- Beato de Don Fernando y Doña Sancha. Fol 207 r. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.

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