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O'Callaghan, Joseph F.

Overview
Works: 65 works in 293 publications in 3 languages and 10,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DP96, 946.02
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Most widely held works by Joseph F O'Callaghan
A history of medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its variety and richness, in this comprehensive survey. Likely to become the standard work in English, the book treats the entire Iberian Peninsula and all the people who inhabited it, from the coming of the Visigoths in the fifth century to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. Integrating a wealth of information about the diverse peoples, institutions, religions, and customs that flourished in the states that are now Spain and Portugal, Joseph F. O'Callaghan focuses on the continuing attempts to impose political unity on the peninsula.O'Callaghan divides his story into five compact historical periods and discusses political, social, economic, and cultural developments in each period. By treating states together, he is able to put into proper perspective the relationships among them, their similarities and differences, and the continuity of development from one period to the next. He gives proper attention to Spain's contacts with the rest of the medieval world, but his main concern is with the events and institutions on the peninsula itself. Illustrations, genealogical charts, maps, and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be welcomed by scholars and student of Spanish and Portuguese history and literature, as well as by medievalists, as the fullest account to date of Spanish history in the Middle Ages
Reconquest and crusade in medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Drawing from both Christian and Islamic sources, Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain attempts to redress the imbalance in part by demonstrating that the clash of arms between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian peninsula that began in the early eighth century was transformed into a crusade by the papacy during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Successive popes accorded to Christian warriors willing to participate in the peninsular wars against Islam the same crusading benefits offered to those going to the Holy Land. Joseph F. O'Callaghan clearly demonstrates that any study of the history of the crusades must take a broader view of the Mediterranean to include medieval Spain. Following a chronological overview of the crusading in the Iberian peninsula from the late eleventh to the middle of the thirteenth century, O'Callaghan proceeds to the study of warfare, military finance, and the liturgy of reconquest and crusading. He concludes his book with a consideration of the later stages of reconquest and crusade up to and including the fall of Granada in 1492, while noting that the spiritual benefits of crusading bulls were still offered to the Spanish until the Second Vatican Council of 1963. Although the conflict described in this book occurred more than eight hundred years ago, recent events remind the world that the intensity of belief, rhetoric, and action that gave birth to crusade, holy war, and jihad remains a powerful force in the twenty-first century. Joseph F. O'Callaghan is Professor Emeritus of History at Fordham University. He is the author of many books on Spanish history, including The Learned King: The Reign of Alfonso X of Castile, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, and A History of Medieval Spain
The autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola : with related documents by Ignatius( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a man who saw above and beyond his century, a man of vision and calm hope, who could step comfortably into our era and the Church of our time and show us how to draw closer to Christ. Ignatius' autobiography spans eighteen very important years of this saint's 65-year life . . . from his wounding at Pamplona (1521) through his conversion, his university studies and his journey to Rome in order to place his followers and himself at the disposal of the Pope. These critical years reveal the incredible transformation and spiritual growth in the soul of a great saint and the events that helped to bring about that change in his life. This classic work merits a long life. Apart from providing a splendid translation of the saint's original text, Father Tylenda has included an informative commentary which enables the modern reader to grasp various allusions in the text --and to gain a better view of a saintly man baring his soul. --
The Gibraltar crusade : Castile and the battle for the Strait by Joseph F O'Callaghan( )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph O'Callaghan offers the first full and authoritative history of the epic battle for control of the Strait of Gibraltar waged by Castile, Morocco, and Granada in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries--a major, but often overlooked chapter in the Christian reconquest of Spain
The Emergence of León-Castile, c. 1065-1500 : Essays Presented to J.F. O'Callaghan by James J Todesca( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emergence of León-Castile brings together the current research of colleagues, students and friends of Joseph F. O'Callaghan, a pioneer in the study of the kingdom of León-Castile. The essays focus on the politics, law and economy of León-Castile from its first great leap forward in the eleventh century to the civil strife of the fifteenth. No other volume in English allows the reader to trace the institutional development of the kingdom over several centuries. The collection underlines the fact that León-Castile was not a backwater but a sophisticated state that had an important influence on the development of medieval and renaissance Europe"--Provided by publisher
The last crusade in the West : Castile and the conquest of Granada by Joseph F O'Callaghan( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the middle of the fourteenth century, Christian control of the Iberian Peninsula extended to the borders of the emirate of Granada, whose Muslim rulers acknowledged Castilian suzerainty. No longer threatened by Moroccan incursions, the kings of Castile were diverted from completing the Reconquest by civil war and conflicts with neighboring Christian kings. Mindful, however, of their traditional goal of recovering lands formerly ruled by the Visigoths, whose heirs they claimed to be, the Castilian monarchs continued intermittently to assault Granada until the late fifteenth century. Matters changed thereafter, when Fernando and Isabel launched a decade-long effort to subjugate Granada. Utilizing artillery and expending vast sums of money, they methodically conquered each Naṣrid stronghold until the capitulation of the city of Granada itself in 1492. Effective military and naval organization and access to a diversity of financial resources, joined with papal crusading benefits, facilitated the final conquest. Throughout, the Naṣrids had emphasized the urgency of a jihād waged against the Christian infidels, while the Castilians affirmed that the expulsion of the "enemies of our Catholic faith" was a necessary, just, and holy cause. The fundamentally religious character of this last stage of conflict cannot be doubted, Joseph F. O'Callaghan argues
The learned king : the reign of Alfonso X of Castile by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cortes of Castile-León, 1188-1350 by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the English parliament, the French Estates, and the German imperial diet, the cortes of medieval Castile and Leon is an example of development of the parliamentary system
Chronicle of Alfonso X by Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfonso X (1221-1284) reigned as king of Castile and Leon from 1252 until his death. Known to history as El Sabio, the Wise, or the Learned, his appreciation for science and the arts led him to sponsor a number of books on the history of Spain since its Roman settlement. Among them were the Cantigas & Santa Maria, a collection of over four hundred poems exalting his favorite patron saint, Mary, and chronicles of all the kings of Castile and Leon, Navarre, Aragon, and Portugal."
Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria : a poetic biography by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of more than four hundred poems written in the language of medieval Galicia in praise of the Virgin Mary, Alfonso X, el Sabio, king of Castile-Leon, has left us a kind of poetic biography. Declaring himself Mary's troubadour, he appeals to her as his advocate and consoler as he recounts specific events in his life and that of his kingdom. This volume explicates the historical circumstances surrounding the events described in the cantigas
On the social origins of medieval institutions : essays in honor of Joseph F. O'Callaghan( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latin chronicle of the kings of Castile( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfonso X, the Justinian of his age : law and justice in thirteenth-century Castile by Joseph F O'Callaghan( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A examination of Alfonso X, who created a Libro de las leyes, the Siete Partidas, a code of law that has had an enduring impact on the development of law and institutions over the centuries not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also throughout the Spanish-speaking world"
The Spanish military order of Calatrava and its affiliates by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfonso X, the Cortes, and government in medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Multiple languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electing our bishops : how the Catholic Church should choose its leaders by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does one become a bishop in the Catholic Church? Electing our Bishops provides an historical overview from the earliest times when bishops were elected by the clergy and people of the diocese to the present day where they are normally appointed by the pope. In light of the current clergy sexual abuse scandal, this book argues to resume an increased role for the laity in the selection of bishops
El rey sabio : el reinado de Alfonso X de Castilla by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Military Order of Calatrava and its Affiliates : Collected Studies by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las cantigas de santa maria : an historical mirror from 13th-century Spain by Angela Vaz Leão( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cantigas represent a collection of over 400 miracles attributed to the Virgin Mary. The narration of these miracles was set into poetry and music. The stories and illustrations provide a glimpse into the lives of people in 13th century Spain
Alfonso X, the Cortes, and Government in medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of medieval Spain
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Reconquest and crusade in medieval SpainThe autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola : with related documentsThe Gibraltar crusade : Castile and the battle for the StraitChronicle of Alfonso XAlfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria : a poetic biographyOn the social origins of medieval institutions : essays in honor of Joseph F. O'CallaghanAlfonso X, the Cortes, and government in medieval SpainElecting our bishops : how the Catholic Church should choose its leadersAlfonso X, the Cortes, and Government in medieval Spain
Alternative Names
Joseph F. O'Callaghan American historian

Joseph F. O'Callaghan Amerikaans historicus

Joseph F. O'Callaghan historiador estadounidense

Joseph F. O'Callaghan US-amerikanischer Historiker

O Callaghan, Joseph F.

O Callaghan, Joseph F. 1928-

O'Callaghan, J.F.

O'Callaghan, J. F. 1928-

O'Callaghan, Joseph 1928-

O'Callaghan, Joseph F.

O'Callaghan, Joseph Francis.

O'Callaghan, Joseph Francis 1928-

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