A pioneering account of the dynastic struggle between the kings of Aragon and the Angevin kings of Naples, which shaped the commercial as well as the political map of the Mediterranean and had a profound effect on the futures of Spain, France, Italy and Sicily. David Abulafia does it full justice, reclaiming from undeserved neglect one of the formative themes in the history of the Middle Ages.
Part One: Thirteenth Century Challenges:
1. The Origins of the Sicilian Kingdom.
2. The Emergence of Aragon-Catalonia.
3.The Rise and Fall of Charles of Anjou.
4. Politics and Religion in the Era of Ramon Llull.
Part Two: Fourteenth Century Crises
5. The Mediterranean in the Age of James II of Aragon.
6. Robert the Wise of Naples 1309-43.
7. Sicily and Southern Italy in the Age of Disorder.
8. The End of the House of Barcelona.
Part Three: Fifteenth Century Victories
9. Alfonso the Magnanimous and the Fall of the House of Anjou.
10. Aragon in Italy and Spain 1458-94.
11. The French Invasion of Italy 1494-95.
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