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Author Martínez, H. Salvador.

Title Alfonso X, the Learned : a biography / by H. Salvador Martínez ; English translation by Odile Cisneros
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 589 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; v. 146
Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 146
Contents Introduction: The "Alfonsine era" -- The apprenticeship of a great king -- A prince's education -- Alfonso King -- The quest for the imperial crown -- Alfonso, King of the Romans -- Gregory X and the end of imperial ambitions -- Illness and intellectual pursuits -- The black decade (1269-1279) -- The nobles' rebellion -- Desnaturación -- The problems of succession -- Don Sancho is declared successor -- Deposition and civil war -- Don Sancho seeks the consolidation of power -- The last wills of Alfonso X -- Conclusion: In praise of knowledge
Summary Recent publications about King Alfonso X have tended to focus on his role as monarch in the context of the institutions of the realm. This book, however, emphasizes the human dimension of this extraordinary figure. Drawing on King Alfonsoa (TM)s own works and on extensive archival sources, both well-known and neglected, Salvador MartA-nez brings to life a king who valued the possession of knowledge above all earthly riches. The "Learned King" left a vast legacy of work, which would influence developments in both Spain and Europe, most significantly in the transfer of knowledge from t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-573) and index
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Subject Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284.
Castile (Spain) -- History -- Alfonso X, 1252-1284.
Castile (Spain) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009053996
ISBN 9004181474 (cloth)
9004193421 (electronic bk.)
9789004181472 (cloth)
9789004193420 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Alfonso X, el Sabio. English
Alfonso 10, the Learned
Alfonso the Tenth, the Learned