Fifteenth-century colonization of the americas and the process of reconquista: a millenarian perspective

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2019
Tiryaki, Fatma Hazal
The year 1492 witnessed three related and important events - the fall of Granada, the expulsion of the Jews and the enterprise of the Indies - which originated in the Iberian Peninsula yet altered the course of the European and world history. In this study, the developments in mainland Spain and its overseas territories which were under the rule of Isabel and Ferdinand will be analysed by referring to the historical, cultural and theological dimensions. This study, by using the textual interpretation and historical analysis methods, asserts that the geographical expeditions led by Christopher Columbus and the Reconquista process that was finalized by Isabel and Ferdinand of Spain were momentous examples of the theopolitics in which eschatological expectations and millenarian prophecies played a significant role in Spain’s policy-making.
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F. H. Tiryaki, “Fifteenth-century colonization of the americas and the process of reconquista: a millenarian perspective,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. History., Middle East Technical University, 2019.