The Reconquista in the Iberian peninsula, part II

The next maps on the Reconquista in medieval Spain and Portugal, that is a series of campaigns by Christian states to recapture territory from the Muslims (Moors), who had occupied most of the Iberian Peninsula in the early 8th century.

In  the 11th century, when Moorish unity broke down and the

Christian kingdoms of northern Iberia began to be affected by an even more aggressive, anti-Muslim, crusading spirit, the Reconquista went on in earnest. A series of wars followed, and by the mid-13th century most of the peninsula had been subjected to Christian rule, though the continued existence of a Arabo-Berber enclave around Granada in southern Spain served to keep the spirit of the Reconquista alive until 1492 when the Emirate of Granada finally fell to the army of the Kingdom of Castille and Aragon.