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Grant Supports Research of Spain Before the Crusades

The Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport [Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte] has awarded a grant of 1500 euros to Simon Doubleday, professor of history. The Ministry’s “Hispanex” program is supporting his research, “Christian Spain before the Crusades: Power and Pragmatism in Eleventh-Century Iberia.”

Dr. Doubleday is the author of The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance (Basic Books). He is also past president of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, and founding and coordinating editor of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies.

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