The Mediterranean World of Alfonso II and Peter II of Aragon (1162-1213)

The Mediterranean World of Alfonso II and Peter II of Aragon (1162-1213)

by Ernest E. Jenkins
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Vitality and change marked twelfth- and thirteenth-century medieval Mediterranean society. Many sought to capitalize upon resurgences in economic success, political intrigue, and social cohesion. Alfonso II (1162-1196) and his son Peter II (1196-1213) of the Crown of Aragon worked diligently to augment their regional success. Yet the sources relating the internal

See more details below

Overview

Vitality and change marked twelfth- and thirteenth-century medieval Mediterranean society. Many sought to capitalize upon resurgences in economic success, political intrigue, and social cohesion. Alfonso II (1162-1196) and his son Peter II (1196-1213) of the Crown of Aragon worked diligently to augment their regional success. Yet the sources relating the internal workings of these developments are, by themselves, insufficient for appreciating the scope and potential of these opportunities. Considering a wide array of sources reveals the tenacity with which Alfonso II and Peter II forged a tighter Mediterranean regional network ready to respond to urgent needs and enduring concerns.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'The present work provides an excellent overview of Hispanic international policy and the forces that drove it. Jenkins shows Peter II's failures in the Midi to be a result of personal flaws rather than policy miscalculations. The book has a rich bibliography and a clear writing style. Summing up: Recommended.' - CHOICE

"In this volume, Ernest E. Jenkins evinces great enthusiasm for the burgeoning field of Mediterranean studies, and also makes clear his intention to contribute to it . . . Jenkins has succeeded in making a useful contribution to both the field of Mediterranean studies and the history of the medieval Crown of Aragon." - The Medieval Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230107144
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,453,608
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >