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The Medieval Crown of Aragon: A Short History

Thomas N. Bisson


This book surveys this history of a great Mediterranean federation whose homelands were Catalonia and Aragon. Based on recent research, it seeks to convey a sense of the energy, drama, and colour of a creative and expansionist people between the 12th and the 15th centuries. This book lays due stress on individual achievement and personality, while at the same time providing a balanced survey of political and dynastic evolution, institutional foundations, economic and cultural matters, and the socio-economic weaknesses which led eventually to a crisis in the federated realms of the late Middle ... More

Keywords: Catalonia, Aragon, political evolution, dynastic evolution, institutional foundations, late Middle Ages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas N. Bisson, author
Harvard University