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The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Alan Ryder

Abstract

This book examines the fate that overtook the principality of Catalonia in the 15th century, reducing it from dominance within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by the union of Aragon and Castile. Part one studies the tensions destabilizing Catalonia: unrest among a peasantry resentful of outdated burdens; merchants and artisans struggling to wrest control of the towns from entrenched oligarchies; an aristocracy devoted to endless feuding; and a monarchy thrown into disarray by the extinction of the Catalan line and its replacement by a Castilian dynasty. In 1 ... More

Keywords: Catalonia, Aragon, peasantry, merchants, artisans, Juan II, Fernando, France, Castile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Ryder, author
Professor Emeritus, Bristol University

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