Consolidation of the Kingdom of Asturias

This is episode 24 called Consolidation of the Kingdom of Asturias and in this episode you will learn:





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- The transformation of Asturias from an Asturias chiefdom to a multi-regional kingdom under Alfonso I of Asturias


- How Alfonso I took advantage of the turmoil, famines and droughts of al-Andalus to conquer, raid, colonize and depopulate


- Formation of the Desert of the Duero, a large no man's land that functioned as a buffer zone between the Kingdom of Asturias and the Emirate of Córdoba


- Economic and demographic changes due to the incorporation of new peoples (Mozarabs, Western Basques and Galicians)


- The revolts of the elites of Galicia and western Vasconia during the reign of Fruela of Asturias


- The role of monasteries in the processes of expansion and colonization of the Reconquista


- What was the royal court of Asturias like


- The causes of the anti-seignorial revolt during the reign of Aurelio


- The reign of Silo and how Alfonso II couldn't yet rule due to the usurpation of Mauregato


- The controversy of Spanish Adoptionism and its role to reaffirm the independence of the Asturian Church and to bring Asturias closer to the Carolingian Empire


- The works of Beato de Liébana, the most prominent intellectual of the Kingdom of Asturias


- Reflection on why Alfonso I couldn't annex the large area of the Duero Valley