Spain - Spain In the 1400s the Iberian Peninsula* contained...

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Spain I n the 1400s the Iberian Peninsula* contained five separate kingdoms—Aragon, Castile, Navarre, PORTUGAL, and Granada. The first four kingdoms were Christian, but Muslims from North Africa—known as Moors—ruled the southern kingdom of Granada. Many Europeans used the term Spain to refer either to Castile or to the whole Iberian Peninsula except Portugal. Eventually, the Christians drove the Moors out of the region and established a unified kingdom. During the 1500s, Spain emerged as a major European power and empire with territories around the world. HISTORY During the Renaissance a series of strong monarchs succeeded in unifying Spain and increasing its political power. Spain became part of the Holy Roman Empire* and established a network of colonies that helped spread Spanish culture to other lands. Moorish Spain. In the 1400s the population of the Iberian Peninsula was mostly Catholic, but it also included large numbers of Muslims and Jews. Muslims had first arrived in the early 700s
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