Encyclopedia > Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

  Article Content

Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

The July 16, 1212 battle of Las Navas de Tolosa is considered a major turning point in the history of Medieval Spain. The forces of King Alfonso VIII[?] of Castille were joined by the armies of his peninsular rivals, Peter II[?] of Aragon and Alfonso II of Portugal in battle against the Muslim Almohad rulers of the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula. Caliph al-Nasir[?] led the Almohad army.

The defeat of the Almohads signaled the beginning of a long decline in the power of the Moors in Spain, and gave futher inertia to the Christian Reconquest begun by the kingdoms of northern Iberia in the century before.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Illusionist

... Harry Houdini, James Randi, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Erdnase Abracadabra, presto, shill External Links http://www.magician.org/ The International ...