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The series of military campaigns by which Christian armies reclaimed control of the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors, starting in the eighth century and culminating in the fall of Granada in 1492.
[Spanish, reconquest, from reconquistar, to reconquer : re-, re- (from Latin re-; see re-) + conquistar, to conquer (from conquista, conquest, ultimately from alteration of Latin conquīsīta, feminine of conquīsītus, past participle of conquīrere, to search out, collect; see conquer).]
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