Crevillente


CREVILLENTE

View of Crevillent today

Small Muslim lordship in eastern Spain that survived the Reconquest of the 13th century. The town lies west of Elche (Elx), southwest of Alicante and northeast of Murcia, and is now in the province of Alicante (Alacant) in the Valencian Community

The lordship lay within the Kingdom of Murcia, which remained a separate Muslim state, though paying tribute to Castile, until its independence was lost after the Muslim revolt against Castile, 1264-6. In 1296 (confirmed by treaty in 1304) James II of Aragon, taking advantage of a disputed succession in Castile, took over parts of Murcia, including the lordship of Crevillente.

The lords belonged to the family of the Banu Hudayr. After the death of Muhammed II in 1316 a dispute arose within the family and in 1318 the separate existence of the lordship ended.

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