Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages, Volume II

Essays in Honor of Robert I. Burns., S.J.


Editors: Kagay, Padilla and Paul Chevedden
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Biographical Note

Paul E. Chevedden, Ph.D. (1986) in History, University of California, Los Angeles. His publications mainly deal with medieval siegecraft and artillery. Donald J. Kagay, Ph.D. (1981) in History, Fordham University. He has published extensively on the legal history of the medieval Crown of Aragon including The Usages of Barcelona: The Fundamental Law of Barcelona ( Philadelphia, 1994). Paul G. Padilla, M.A. (1981) in History. His research focuses on the economic and social history of fifteenth-century Valencia.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations List of Tables List of Contributors Acknowledgements Abbreviations Bibliography of Robert I. Burns, S.J. Introduction Part One Man of Two Frontiers: Robert I. Burns, S.J. R.I. Burns as Ethnologist and Historian of the Old Worldc and the New Part Two Warfare and Diplomacy The Artillery of King James I the Conqueror Army Mobilization, Roayl Administration, and the Realm in the Thirteenth-Century Crown of Aragon Kings and Lords in Conflict in Late Thriteenth-Century Castile and Aragon Part Three The Land of Three Religions The Civic Status of the Jew in Medieval Spain Conversion and Co-existence: The Franciscan Mission in the Crown of Aragon Islamic Social Structures in Muslim and Christian Valencia Berbers in Valencia: The Case of Irrigation Part Four Lay and Ecclesiastical Interaction Lay and Ecclestiastical Encounters on the Medieval Castilian Frontier Sacred and Secular Politics: The Convent of Sant Pere de les Puelles in Thritheenth-Century Barcelona Ransomers or Royal Agents: The Mercedarians and the Aragonese Crwon in the Fourtheenth Century Consipiracy and Cover-up: The Order of Montesa on Trial (1352) Part Five Urban and Commercial Development The Growth of the Cities of the Crown of Aragon in the Later Middle Ages Commerce and the Kingdom of Majorca, (1150-1450) The TRansport of Muslim Slaves in Fiftheenth-Century Valencia Dubrovnik and Spain: Commerce and Human Contacts, Foutheenth-Sixteenth Centuries The Spanish Kingdoms and the Wider World in the Later Middle Ages Bibliography Index


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