Las Navas de Tolosa

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Las Navas de Tolosa

 

a settlement in Spain, in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, near where the united forces of the Spanish kingdoms of Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Navarre, led by the Castilian king Alfonso VIII, defeated the troops of the Al-mohads on July 16, 1212. The battle was a turning point in the history of the Reconquest and marked the beginning of the fall of the state of the Almohads and the rapid territorial expansion of the Spanish states.

REFERENCES

Kolomiets, G. N. “Bitva pri Las Navas de Tolosa. . ..” Uchenye zapiski Leningradskogo Gos. ped. in-ta im. Gertsena: Kafedra istorii srednikh vekov, 1941, vol. 45.
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Throughout the post-Empire period Eugui constantly adapts his source material to raise the profile of Navarre, most especially in the invention of a second King Wamba (one who was said to have been Navarrese), the emphasis on the importance of Sancho el Mayor, and finally the role of Navarre in the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa.
Indeed it is of particular interest to note that the sections of the main chronicle which also appear in the Genealogia, the reign of Sancho el Mayor and the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, were defining moments in the creation of what could be called a Navarrese `national identity'.