Portugal History

Portugal History

HISTORY: FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE MIDDLE AGES Like the other Christian states of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal was born and established itself in the context of the centuries-old struggle for the Reconquista, that is, by waging war against Muslims. However, it was born later than the other kingdoms: and this for understandable geographical reasons, […]

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Portugal Arts

Portugal Arts

Some Christian churches remain from the period of the Visigothic domination in which Byzantine elements are mixed with others of Germanic derivation (San Frutuoso in Braga, VII century). Arab constructions are scarcer (some fortifications, Mozarabic church of Lamosa, 10th century) due to the destruction caused by the wars of Reconquest. In the sec. XII, with […]

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