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

Author: Alan Frederick Charles Ryder
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first complete biography of one of the most brilliant 15th century monarchs, who was also a shrewd politician, a merchant prince, and one of the greatest patrons of the early Renaissance.

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Named Person: Alphonse, roi d'Aragon; Alphonse, (roi d'Aragon ;; Alphonse, (roi d'Aragon ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Frederick Charles Ryder
ISBN: 0198219547 9780198219545
OCLC Number: 463558659
Description: IX-468 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Abbreviations; Castilian childhood (1396-1412); Heir apparent in Aragon (1412-1416); First steps towards Italy (1416-1423); Diversion to Castile (1424-1432); Return to Italy (1432-1534); Naples won (1436-1442); 'Necessary and just wars' (1443-1455); A Renaissance king; Some questions of kingship; A darkening scene (1454-1458); Sources; Maps; Index
Responsibility: Alan Ryder.
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