Session1735
TitleFrontier Warfare in Late Medieval Iberia
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserPablo Sanahuja Ferrer, Departament d'Història Medieval i Ciències i Tècniques Historiogràfiques, Universitat de València
 
Moderator/ChairMatthew Bennett, School of History and Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Paper 1735-a The Frontier Defensive System of the Kingdom of Valencia, 13th-14th Centuries: A Reality?
(Language: English)
Pablo Sanahuja Ferrer, Departament d'Història Medieval i Ciències i Tècniques Historiogràfiques, Universitat de València
Index Terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Military History
Paper 1735-b A Hundred Years of War: The Praxis of Conflict in the Alentejo Region, Portugal, c. 1369 - c. 1480
(Language: English)
João Rafael Nisa, Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura, Universidade de Coimbra
Index Terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Military History
Paper 1735-c Castile against Granada: 15th-Century Frontier Warfare Tactics
(Language: English)
Ekaitz Etxeberría, Departamento de Filología e Historia, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index Terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Military History
 
AbstractThis session will focus on frontier warfare, a persistent reality in late medieval Iberia. From the continuous struggle against Islam to the various conflicts between different Christian kingdoms, border military activity shaped much of Iberian medieval warfare. The first paper will explore the formation and development of the fortifications meant to defend the Valencian frontier from their origin until their definitive configuration after the 'War of the Two Pedros (1356-66)'. The second paper will analyse the particularities of the military organization and operational apparatus of the Portuguese Alentejo region, a very active area during the never-ending wars against Castile. The final paper will discuss frontier warfare tactics employed by Castile in their conflicts against Granada during the 15th-century, focusing on the ambushes, chevauchées, and night escalades.