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The Worlds of Alfonso the Learned and James the Conqueror: Intellect and Force in the Middle Ages

Paperback

Price:
$36.95 / £30.00
ISBN:
Published:
Jul 14, 2014
1985
Pages:
260
Size:
7 x 10 in.
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The thirteenth-century monarch Alfonso the Learned of Castile and his contemporary rival James the Conqueror, of Aragon-Catalonia, are key figures who made enduring contributions to Western civilization — although neither is well known to American students. This book explores the contrasts and convergences not only of the kings but of the scholarly-cultural with the military-commercial society.

Originally published in 1985.

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