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Transforming the state : king, court and political culture in the realms of Aragon (1213-1387)

Author: Marta VanLandingham
Publisher: Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2002.
Series: Medieval Mediterranean, v. 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the Crown of Aragon was among the most active powers of the Mediterranean world. This volume examines the attempt by its ruling dynasty to 'rationalize' its court so as to expand the monarchy's ability to gather and deploy resources in support of royal ambitions. Because change in medieval institutions, however, is based as much on exigency and personality as on political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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VanLandingham, Marta.
Transforming the state.
Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2002
(OCoLC)605550673
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marta VanLandingham
ISBN: 9004127437 9789004127432
OCLC Number: 50253137
Description: xv, 249 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Map: The Realms of Aragon in the High Middle Ages --
Genealogical Table: The Arago-Catalan Dynasty, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries --
pt. 1. The Chancery. Ch. 1. The Chancellor: Office and Official. Ch. 2. The Chancery: Personnel, Procedure, Innovation. Ch. 3. The King's Law: Royal Justice and Royal Administration. Ch. 4. The Royal Chapel: Religious Regulations and the Ordering of the State --
pt. 2. The Treasury. Ch. 5. Royal Finances and Financial Administration Before 1283. Ch. 6. The Creation of Central Financial Offices --
pt. 3. The Household. Ch. 7. The High Offices and Officials of the Household. Ch. 8. The Needs of King and Court: Table, Lodging, Entertainment. App. Palatine Ordinances.
Series Title: Medieval Mediterranean, v. 43.
Responsibility: by Marta VanLandingham.

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This volume explores the attempt by the dynasty of the high-medieval Crown of Aragon to `rationalize' its court in support of its expansionist program. It also examines the quotidian operations and  Read more...

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