9. The County of Castile, c.860–1037

  1. Roger Collins

Published Online: 3 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118273968.ch9

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

How to Cite

Collins, R. (2012) The County of Castile, c.860–1037, in Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118273968.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. A History of Spain

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Lynch

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631181842

Online ISBN: 9781118273968



  • county of Castile, c.860–1037;
  • origins of the county of Castile;
  • Count Fernán González, hero of the Castilian legend;
  • evidence of patronymics, in documents;
  • Castilian documents;
  • Dynasty of Fernán González, 932–1029;
  • Fernán González's political maneuvers;
  • 1037, disappearance of the Umayyads and their caliphate;
  • abolition of the Umayyad caliphate;
  • Castilian acquisition of the kingdom of León


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emergence of Castile c.860–932

  • The Dynasty of Fernán González, 932–1029

  • The 1030s as a Turning Point