Short Essay On Medieval Spain

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Medieval Spain (Intro)
Medieval Spain started with the arrival of the Visigoths in the late 5th century to the end of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella in the 16th century. However, its roots can be traced back to the medieval countries and kingdoms including Galicia, Leon, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, and Granada. These countries all contributed to what has been known as the Spanish language as well as the country itself.
Medieval Spain and Feudalism
There was quite a debate whether feudalism existed in Spain or not. Historians believed that feudalism can be traced back to the height of the dark ages, especially when dealing with the history of Spain. However, English scholars had the tendency of downplaying feudalism
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These cities served as cultural and administrative centers, where the bishops, kings and government officials were situated. These cities also had large markets and houses that expanded from a fortified stronghold across the peninsula. Medieval Spain was also known for its great cities such as Barcelona, Leon, Granada, etc.
Medieval Spanish Castles
Spain has the most formidable castles in the world. Spain has more than 1000 Spanish castles recorded through history. The castles were built for various reasons. However, the primary reason was to stop the Arabs when they invaded Spain in 711. The Spanish built so many of them in fact. These castles were mostly concentrated in the northern part which was where the Arabs advanced when they attacked. And when the Spanish military moved to reconquer the peninsula towards the south, they built additional strongholds to prevent the Arabs from reclaiming Spain. These castles were known as Castilla.
Medieval Spanish Kings & Queens
The Hispanic-Goth monarchy was the known political and legal monarch that succeeded to Rome on the peninsula. This was the first effective independent Kingdom in all of Spanish territories. The crown and leader of the monarch was elected and selected from a particular
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