Seven Myths of the Crusades

I have somewhat of a firm knowledge of the history of the crusades, where I can easily laugh at some of the myths about the Crusades that spews out of people’s mouth. Though in some cases, that laughter may translate to absolute disgust because of the blatant disinformation. I can understand having biases, after I’m […]

Book Review – 1212 Las Navas

1212 Las Navas is a historical novel based on the events around The Battle of Las Navas of Tolosa. I read this book immediately after finishing Las Navas de Tolosa: 1212 la batalla que decidió la Reconquista. This meant, the historical facts were fresh in my mind while reading this book, which I felt this […]

Book Review – Las Navas de Tolosa

Las Navas de Tolosa: 1212 la batalla que decidió la Reconquista (The Battle that decided the Reconquest) is the best book that anyone can read regarding the massive crusade that is known to history as The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Although it seems small in scope, a book being solely about a single […]

Book Review – The Templars and the Shroud of Christ

The Templars and the Shroud of Christ: A Priceless Relic in the Dawn of the Christian Era and the Men Who Swore to Protect It, is the second book written by Barbara Frale that I’ve read. The first being The Templars: The Secret History Revealed. One of the leading scholars and expert in Templar history, […]

Book Review – Leyendas de la Reconquista

Leyendas de la Reconquista is a collection of short stories regarding the most important myths and legends of the Reconquista. Starting from the legendary events of Covadonga, to the ones that took place in the final events in the conquest of Granada. The stories are presented from the perspective as they occurred, as such all […]

Book Review – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms was my return to the wonderful world of A Song of Ice and Fire. I read this book out of wimp, this mainly because I decided stopped reading A Dance with Dragons about half-way through because I felt it was more of the same as of A Feast for […]

Book Review – Hernán Cortés: Encuentro y conquista

Hernán Cortés: Encuentro y conquista is the third book that I’ve read from the Mexican author Juan Miguel Zunzunegui, and I must say this book has been my favorite thus far. For starters, this book has the best opening line of any book that I have ever read. ¿Quién nos enseñó a odiarnos a nosotros […]

Book Review – Imperiofobia y leyenda negra

Imperiofobia y leyenda negra: Roma, Rusia, Estados Unidos y el Imperio español is a tremendous eye-opening book. I originally read this book during the Covid lockdowns two years ago, and now having re-read it again, I must say it’s a must read book to understand current world politics, by understand our history. This book goes […]

Book Review – A History of Medieval Spain

Joseph F. O’Callaghan is arguably my favorite non-hispanic reconquista scholar, as his works on this subject are second to none. In this book, A History of Medieval Spain, Joseph F. O’Callaghan goes into incredibly detail on the history of Spain from both the Christian and Muslim sides, in a comprehensive way. This is a scholarly […]

Book Review – The Latin Chronicle of the Kings of Castile

The Latin Chronicle of the Kings of Castile, is one of favorite books about medieval Spain (I’ve already gone back and re-read this book multiple times). In a weird comparison, this book felt very much like reading The Silmarillion (history told by the perspective of the Elves). I find these types of books to be […]