El Mediterráneo occidental como espacio de frontera: el papado, las monarquías ibéricas y el Magreb (1492-1618)

Autore: Manuel Rivero Rodríguez
In: I libri di Viella. 153

The border of the western Mediterranean was decisive for geopolitical history of Spain and Europe. From the Middle Ages, the Iberian kingdoms remained a singular characteristic, the feeling of being “fronteros” (fronting) to the Muslim world. Always being on the periphery of the West. Africa, not Jerusalem, was always present in his ideals of Crusade. The Spanish felt that the Papacy did not understand the situation. The popes always wanted to lead the Crusade to Levant and the Spanish always complained of their incomprehension to Maghrib problems.