The Western Mediterranean Kingdoms, 1200-1500: The Struggle for Dominion
Longman, 1997 - 300 páginas
THE MEDIEVAL WORLDGeneral Editor: David BatesThe later Mediterranean world was dominated by half a dozen powerful empires. In the east, as well as the last guttering remnants of Byzantine greatness, those of Venice and Genoa have received much scholarly attention, as have their Muslim counterparts, the Ottomans and the Mamluk empire in Egypt and Syria. Much less familiar, though of far more immediate concern to the history of western Europe, is the centuries-long dynastic struggle of two princely houses - the kings of Aragon-Catalonia and the Kings of Naples - for hegemony in the central and western Mediterranean.This conflict determined the fate of most of Mediterranean Spain, Majorca and the Balearics; parts of southern France; Sardinia, Naples and other parts of Italy; and even Albania, Greece and the distant kingdom of Hungary - and its perennial axis and flashpoint was Sicily. The struggle between the kings of Aragon and the Angevin kings of Naples helped shape the commercial as well as the political map of the Mediterranean, and its impact was still being felt during the Italian wars of the sixteenth century.The Western Medierranean Kingdoms examines this two-hundred year riv
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PART ONE THIRTEENTH
The Emergence of AragonCatalonia
The Rise and Fall of Charles
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