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Sagrajas, Battle of, Spain, 1086

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Topical headingSagrajas, Battle of, Spain, 1086
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Variant(s)Sacralias, Battle of, Spain, 1086
Zalaca, Battle of, Spain, 1086
Zallaqa, Battle of, Spain, 1086
Zallaka, Battle of, Spain, 1086
See alsoSpain--History--711-1516
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Found inWork cat: 2017370586: González Lanzarote, J., La batalla de Zalaca 1086, 2016: p. 4 of cover (battle of Zalaca, also known as Sagrajas) p. 58, etc. (battle took place Oct. 23, 1086; participants: King Alfonso VI and his army; Almoravid governor Yusuf ibn Taxufin and his army)
Jaques, Tony; Dict. of battles and sieges, 2007: p. 1128 (Zallaka: part of the Early Christian reconquest of Spain; Yusuf ibn Tashufin of Morocco met the huge Christian army on the Plains of Zallaka (also, Zallaqa) near Badajoz. His horsemen destroyed the Spanish force, with Alfonso VI of Castile severely wounded and forced to retreat. The victory secured Yusuf most of southern Spain, 23 October 1086)
Enc. Univ. Ilus. Eur-Amer.: v. 70: entry for Yusuf ben Taxefin (led Berber forces at battle of Zalaca, Oct. 22, 1086. Location was known as Sacralias by Christians; Zalaca by Musulmanes)
Glick; Islamic and Christian Spain, 1979: p. 47 (Battle of Sagrajas; stunning defeat for Alfonso VI)
Britannica online, July 5, 2017: El Cid (Sagrajas, October 23, 1086)