By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Catholic Spain. Granada's last ruler, Muhammad XII 'Boadbil', faced the might of the Spanish royal army revitalised and lavishly equipped with modern artillery. Despite this mismatch of strength it took 11 years of hard campaigning before the Spanish troops could bring their guns to bear on the walls of Granada. After this the outcome could not be long delayed. Andalusia, the physical embodiment of the flowering Islamic culture in Spain, was snuffed out. The commanders, forces, plans and campaign itself are all examined closely in this superbly illustrated account of 'Los Reyes Catolicos' greatest victory.Reseña del editor:
This campaign marked the emergence of Spain as a major military power in Europe and was one of the first campaigns in which artillery played a significant part. By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Spain, but it took the Spanish army 11 years of fighting to reach the city walls.
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