The Lara Family
Crown and Nobility in Medieval Spain
By (author) Simon R. Doubleday
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Lara Family by Simon R. Doubleday
Book DescriptionFor much of the Middle Ages, the Lara family was among the most powerful aristocratic lineages in Spain. Proteges of the monarchy at the time of El Cid, their influence reached extraordinary heights during the struggle against the Moors. Hand-in-glove with successive kings, they gathered an impressive array of military and political positions across the Iberian Peninsula. However co-operation gave way to confrontation, as the family was pitted against the crown in a series of civil wars. This book explores the causes of change in the dynamics of power, and narrates the dramatic story of the events that overtook the Lara family. The Laras' militant quest for territorial strength and the conflict with the monarchy led toward a fatal end, but anticipated a form of aristocratic power that long outlived the family. The noble elite would come to dominate Spanish society in the coming centuries, and the Lara family provides important lessons for students of the history of nobility, monarchy, and power in the medieval and early modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674006065
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Simon R. Doubleday
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In the Light of Medieval Spain, Hardback (September 2008)» View all books by Simon R. Doubleday
This volume brings together a team of leading scholars in Spanish studies to interrogate the contemporary significance of the medieval past, offering a counterbalance to intellectual withdrawal from urgent public debates.
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Author Biography - Simon R. Doubleday
Simon R. Doubleday is Associate Professor of History, Hofstra University.
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