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Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples, and Sicily 1396-1458

Alan Ryder


This is a biography of one of the most brilliant 15th century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon, who won from his contemporaries the title ‘the Magnanimous’. The book follows him from childhood in the chivalric world of Castile, to the newly-acquired states of Aragon, and his subsequent accession to the Aragonese throne. Pulled by powerful dynastic interests towards intervention in the turbulent world of Castilian politics, Alfonso eventually broke free to pursue his own ambitions in the central Mediterranean. Here he conquered Naples, bent the papacy to his will, broke the power of Genoa and plan ... More

Keywords: Alfonso V, Aragon, Alfonso the Magnanimous, Castile, Naples, Genoa, humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198219545
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Ryder, author
University of Bristol