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Encyclopedia > Battle of Alarcos

Battle of Alarcos (July 18, 1195), was a great victory of Almohad ruler Abu Yusuf Ya'qub al-Mansur over the Castilian King Alfonso VIII; also referred as the Disaster of Alarcos due to the magnitude of the Castilian defeat. The battle took place nearby Ciudad Real and has been considered as one of the bloodiest encounters between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian peninsula. The outcome of the battle even threatened the stability of the kingdom of Castile, since, after it, the whole Muslim al-Andalus became part of the Almohad empire. The subsequent counter-attack of the Castilians against the new African rulers culminates in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa seventeen years later. Alfonso did not retreat to wait for reinforcements, and he decided to stay and fight. During the battle, Yusuf's army had assistance of mercenary Turkish cavalry archers. The Castilian army had no counterattack to this force and was annihilated. After the battle, the Almohad army pillaged the Spanish camp, as Alfonso and the commander Diego L√≥pez de Haro escaped. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... Events Priory of St Marys, Bushmead, founded. ... The Almohad Dynasty (From Arabic الموحدون al-Muwahhidun, i. ... Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur (c. ... Flag or Pendón de Castilla A former kingdom of Spain, Castile comprises the two regions of Old Castile in north-western Spain, and New Castile in the centre of the country. ... Alfonso VIII (November 11, 1155 – October 5, 1214), king of Castile and grandson of Alfonso VII, is a great name in Spanish history, for he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohades at the battle of the Navas de Tolosa in... Ciudad Real is a city in Castile-La Mancha, Spain, the capital of the province of Ciudad Real. ... topographic map of the Iberian Peninsula The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe. ... Flag or Pendón de Castilla A former kingdom of Spain, Castile comprises the two regions of Old Castile in north-western Spain, and New Castile in the centre of the country. ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... The July 16, 1212 battle of Las Navas de Tolosa is considered a major turning point in the history of Medieval Iberia. ...


 
 

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