Osprey - Granada 1492


The Reconquest of Spain
Also published as: Campaign 53: Granada 1492
The twilight of Moorish Spain

Author: David Nicolle
Illustrator: Angus McBride
Publisher: Osprey Publishing Co, October 2000
ISBN 1-84176-111-7
Softcover, 96 pages, measures (in inches) 0.50 x 9.75 x 7.25

About this Book
By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Catholic Spain. Granada's last ruler, Muhammad XII 'Boadbil', faced the might of the Spanish royal army revitalised and lavishly equipped with modern artillery. Despite this mismatch of strength it took 11 years of hard campaigning before the Spanish troops could bring their guns to bear on the walls of Granada. After this the outcome could not be long delayed. Andalusia, the physical embodiment of the flowering Islamic culture in Spain, was snuffed out. The commanders, forces, plans and campaign itself are all examined closely in this superbly illustrated account of 'Los Reyes Catolicos' greatest victory.


  • Origins of the Campaign
  • The Opposing Commanders
  • The Opposing Forces
  • Opposing Plans
  • The Campaign
  • Aftermath and Reckoning
  • The Battlefields Today
  • Chronology
  • Wargaming the Fall of Grenada
  • A Guide to Further Reading

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