Conflict in Fourteenth-Century Iberia, Kagay and Villalon trace the complicated economic military, political, and social background of the relationship of Iberia’s two greatest Christian states of the fourteenth century, Castile and the Crown of Aragon and their rulers, Pedro I (r. 1350-1366/69) and Pere III (r. 1336-1387). Besides chapters discussing the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366) and the Castilian Civil War (1366-1369), the authors provide extended treatments of the strategical and tactical elements of the conflicts, the parliamentary, diplomatic, and governmental developments that occurred because of the conflicts as well as their social and political aftermaths. This work, along with authors’ earlier book on the battle of Nájera (1367) provides a much-needed review of Iberia’s violent fourteenth century.
Donald J. Kagay, Ph.D. (1981), Fordham University, is retired from Albany State University and is currently an adjunct professor at the university of Dallas. He has edited six collections of essays, two monographs, and over forty articles.
L.J. Andrew Villalon, Ph.D. (1984), Yale University is retired from the University of Cincinnati (emeritus) in medieval and early-modern Spanish studies, the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, and author of eight books and twenty articles, and past president of
De re militari.
All those interested in the administrative, diplomatic, economic, and military results, as well as the aftermath of the War of the Two Pedros and the Castilian Civil War.