(Spanish) A term applied to a series of disjointed military campaigns (from 1085-1248, and again from the 1480s to 1492) in which the Christians of Iberia sought to gain political control of the peninsula from Muslim rulers. Although the Reconquista is often said to have ended with the conquest of the city of Granada in 1492, Muslims continued to live in Spain for at least another century, and forced Muslim expulsions from the peninsula were undertaken from 1609-1614.
reconquest, a scared and patriotic crusade to the west. (p. 285)
by about 1250, the Christina reconquest of Muslim Spain which brought most of the Iberian Peninsula under Christian control. (p. 227)
The medieval Christian conquest of the Iberian peninsula from Moslem forces that began in the late eleventh century and was virtually complete by the late thirteenth century although the tiny Moorish kingdom of Granada continued to exist until 1492.
Theory espoused by Chicano and conservative kooks insisting that Mexico is trying to take over the Southwest United States, the territory the Yankees took from Mexico as spoils after the 1846 Mexican-American War.
During this long struggle (ending in 1492), the Spanish Christians reconquered the Iberian peninsula from Muslim occupiers, who first invaded in the eighth century.
The Reconquista (English: Reconquest) was the process encompassing over seven and a half centuries, by which the Christian kingdoms of northern Hispania (modern Portugal and Spain) conquered the Iberian peninsula from the Muslim and Moorish states of Al-Ãndalus. The Umayyad conquest of Hispania from the Visigoths occurred during the early 8th century, and the Reconquista is commonly considered to have begun almost immediately in 722, with the Battle of Covadonga, and completed in 1492, with the Conquest of Granada.
Reconquista was coined as a facetious term, popularized by Mexican writers Carlos Fuentes and Elena Poniatowska, to describe the demographic and cultural reemergence of Mexicans in the American Southwest. It was originally a jocular analogy to the Spanish Reconquista of Moorish Iberia, since the areas of greatest Mexican immigration and cultural diffusion are conterminous with northern New Spain and former Mexican territories. Since then, the term has been adopted by immigration reform groups to characterize the irridentism by Mexicans.
In colonial Spanish America, the Reconquista refers to the period following Napoleon's failed invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in 1808. During the invasion, a number of Spanish colonies in the New World moved for greater autonomy or independence outright. After Napoleon left Spain defeated, Ferdinand VII declared these movements illegal, sent armies to quell them, and restored governments loyal to the king.
a PERSONAL DECISION TO REJECT ASSIMILATION AND WORK TOWARDS THE PRESERVATION OF ONES CULTURAL HERITAGE,ie,Romanticizing their "Mother Country" EXTREMELY to their families and friends