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Alfonso X, the Learned [electronic resource] : a biography / by H. Salvador Mart�inez ; English translation by Odile Cisneros.

By: Mart�inez, H. Salvador.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in the history of Christian traditions: v. 146.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 589 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9789004193420 (electronic bk.); 9004193421 (electronic bk.); 9789004181472 (cloth); 9004181474 (cloth).Other title: Alfonso 10, the Learned | Alfonso the Tenth, the Learned.Uniform titles: Alfonso X, el Sabio. English Subject(s): Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon, 1221-1284 | Castile (Spain) -- History -- Alfonso X, 1252-1284 | Castile (Spain) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | History | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY | Alfons (Kastilien, K�onig, X.)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alfonso X, the Learned.DDC classification: 946/.02092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 -- Desnaturaci�on -- 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.
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Translated from [Spanish?].

Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-573) and index.

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 -- Desnaturaci�on -- 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.

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.

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