Johnny asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

What was The Reconquest?

What is the easiest way to describe The Reconquest in about 2-4 sentences?

I feel like there is way too much to cover in such little space.

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  • Randal
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    9 years ago
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    The Reconquista, "Reconquest" or "the Recapturing" was a period of almost 800 years in the Middle Ages during which several Christian kingdoms succeeded in retaking the Muslim-controlled areas of the Iberian Peninsula broadly known as Al-Andalus. The Reconquista of Al-Andalus began soon after the Islamic conquest with the formation of the Kingdom of Asturias by the Visigoths under the leadership of the nobleman Pelagius.

    The Islamic conquest of the Christian Visigothic Kingdom in the 8th century (begun 711) extended over almost the entire peninsula. After 500 years, in the 13th century, the last remaining Moorish government was the Nasrid dynasty in the Kingdom of Granada in southern Iberia. With its defeat in 1492, the entire Iberian Peninsula was brought back under Christian rule, thus completing the Reconquista.

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    This is information from the Wikipedia entry, but I believe it gives a quick overview of "The Reconquest" and its importance to Europe.

    I Hope this is helpful.

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    5 years ago

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    What was The Reconquest?

    What is the easiest way to describe The Reconquest in about 2-4 sentences?

    I feel like there is way too much to cover in such little space.

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