Medieval Spain map
Map of Spain medieval. Medieval Spain map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Medieval Spain map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Medieval Spain started with the arrival of the Visigoths in the late 5th century to the end of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella in the 16th century. However, its roots can be traced back to the medieval countries and kingdoms as its shown in the medieval Spain map including Galicia, Leon, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, and Granada. These countries all contributed to what has been known as the Spanish language as well as the country itself. There was quite a debate whether feudalism existed in Spain or not. Historians believed that feudalism can be traced back to the height of the dark ages, especially when dealing with the history of Spain. However, English scholars had the tendency of downplaying feudalism with its application to the early Middle Ages.
Medieval Spain was a battlefield between Muslims and Christians as its mentioned in the medieval Spain map. They fought for their lands and this fight lasted through 700 years. This marked the peninsula as a military contended space thereby greatly affecting the lives of the people. Nonetheless, Christians continued to live in Muslim kingdoms and so did Muslims living in Christian areas, all in what was referred to as relative peace. However, violence eventually broke out. Every kingdom had distinct regulations about religion and their faith at varying levels. Medieval Spain was considered a battle for Christians who attempted to regain control from the Moors ever since they conquered Spain in 711 AD. The Moorish influence was prevalent during the early years in medieval Spain and it was marked by fighting among different Muslim Kingdoms.
The rest of the Iberian Peninsula was under Islamic rule and the population was predominantly Muslim as you can see in the medieval Spain map. Their Arabic as their primary language. Muslim Spain was called “al-Andalus" in Arabic. Alongside the Christians and Muslims, there were also a significant number of Jews living in medieval Spain in both Christian and Muslim kingdoms and thereby, medieval Spain was known as the land of three religions (tres culturas). Medieval Spain also had much networked cities. These cities served as cultural and administrative centers, where the bishops, kings and government officials were situated.