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Nicolás Agrait

Associate Professor

B. A., Yale UniversityM.A., Fordham University Ph.D., Fordham University

Description

Professor Agrait is a specialist in medieval Spain, specifically the kingdom of Castile in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. His dissertation and subsequent research has focused on military practice and institutions in Castile during the first half of the fourteenth century.

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 12-1:15, 4:30-5 and by appointment (Rm. H838)

Specialties

Western Civilization, Medieval Europe, Medieval Spain, Military History

Publications

  • "Por la guarda de la mar: Castile and the Struggle for the Sea in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries," Journal of Medieval Military History Vol. 13 (2015)
  • “The Castilian Navy During the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50),” chap. in The Emergence of León-Castile c. 1065-1500; Essays Presented to J.F. O’Callaghan. Ed. James Todesca (Farnham, 2015)
  • "La inteligencia militar en la Península Ibérica (1252-1350): métodos y usos," Revista de Historia Militar (Madrid) vol. 114 (2013)
  • “El asta de la lanza: los mecanismos de financiación de la guerra durante el reinado de Alfonso XI (1312-50)," Gladius; Revista de estudios sobre armas antiguas, armamento, arte militar y vida cultural en oriente y occidente (2012)
  • Author, The Battle of Salado (1340), Revisited," Journal of Medieval Military History Vol. 10 (2012)
  • "Castilian Military Reform Under the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312-50)," The Journal of Medieval Military History vol. 3 (2005)
  • "The Experience of War in Fourteenth-Century Spain: Alfonso XI and the Capture of Algeciras (1342-44)," chap. in Crusaders, Condottieri and Cannon
  • "The Reconquest during Alfonso XI's Reign, 1312-1350," chap. in On the Social Origins of Medieval Institutions: Essays in Honor of Joseph F. O'Callaghan, ed. Donald J. Kagay and Theresa M. Vann (Boston, 1998)