IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1736: Warfare in Medieval Iberia, II: Al-Andalus and Castile

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Project 'De la Lucha de Bandos a la hidalguía universal: transformaciones sociales, políticas e ideológicas en el País Vasco (siglos XIV y XV)' / Project 'Grupo Consolidado de Investigación 'Sociedad, poder y cultura'’
Organiser:Fernando Arias Guillén, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Moderator/Chair:Jon Andoni Fernández de Larrea Rojas, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Paper 1736-aMuslim Raids against the Northern Christian Kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula
(Language: English)
Jesús Lorenzo Jiménez, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco, Vitoria
Jesús Lorenzo Jiménez, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco, Vitoria
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 1736-bThe Military Revolution Will Have to Wait: The Survival of Feudal Elements in the Castilian Armies during the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Fernando Arias Guillén, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Fernando Arias Guillén, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 1736-cReappraising the Role of Cavalry in the 15th Century: The Example of Castile
(Language: English)
Ekaitz Etxeberria, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ekaitz Etxeberria, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Abstract

This session will focus on the composition of the armies and how war was conducted in the 9th and 10th centuries, when Al-Andalus enjoyed an uncontested military supremacy in the Iberian Peninsula, and during the Late Middle Ages, when the kingdom of Castile had the upper hand. The first paper will analyse the differing accounts of the Andalusian campaigns against the northern Iberian kingdoms in the medieval Muslim and Christian chronicles. The second will discuss the vestiges of feudal obligations in the recruitment process for the Castilian armies during the 14th century. The final paper will explore the key role played by Castile’s mounted troops during the 15th century despite the military transformations experienced during that period.