Revisitar a Batalha de Alcácer Quibir

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The Battle of the Three Kings was a major event of global proportions, as the overwhelming Portuguese defeat had international political and cultural results, in North Africa and Europe. The Muslim victory firmly established the power of the Sa’adian dynasty in Morocco whose sultans gained unparalleled international recognition and prestige, and led to the conquest of vast territories of the Songhay Empire to the south. In Portugal, the loss of the king triggered a military invasion that brought the union of the Iberian Peninsula under Spanish rule. The events that led to Alcácer Quibir had been one of the most written subjects of Portuguese culture, with the polemic personality of the Portuguese King still prevailing on almost every study. As this is probably the most documented single battle of the Portuguese sixteenth century, a renewed historical analysis – more documented-based than driven by passion – is, certainly, still an utmost need.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)111-159
Number of pages48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Século XVI
  • Guerra
  • Alcácer Quibir
  • D. Sebastião
  • Sádidas

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