THE REIGN OF THE CATHOLIC MONARCHS :red_cross: :red_flag: :silhouette: -…
THE REIGN OF THE CATHOLIC MONARCHS :red_cross: :red_flag: :silhouette:
ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
Crown of Aragon
Trade in the Mediterranean benefitted from the incorporation of Italian territories into the Crown of Aragón. The main ports were Valencia and Barcelona.
Crown of Castilla
Transhumance livestock farming developed, meaning the shepherds migrated with their flocks of sheep between seasons in search of new pasture
In 1494, Burgos Consulate was founded to control the exportation of wool from the Cantabrian ports (Bilbao and Santander) to the textile industries
Agriculture suffered due to the increase in livestock farming. The amount of pasture land increased, replacing the land dedicated to growing crop
ART AND CULTURE
Antonio de Nebrija
The increase in the importance of the Castilian language
The founder of Alcalá de Henares University, financed the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
Juan Luis Vives
Converted Jew who went into exile to escape the Inquisition and spent the rest of his life in Flanders and England
Gothic artistic style was maintained
Isolation of France
In 1493 an agreement was reached with France in which the territories of Roussillon and Cerdanya were returned to Aragón.
Union with portugal
The monarchs formed political agreements or alliances by marrying their children to the kings and princes of other European kingdoms.