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Author VanLandingham, Marta.

Title Transforming the state : king, court and political culture in the realms of Aragon (1213-1387) / by Marta VanLandingham
Published Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2002


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Description xv, 249 pages ; 25 cm
Series The Medieval Mediterranean : peoples, economies, and cultures, 400-1500 ; v. 43
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 43
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
Summary "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 theory and program, this volume also focuses on the way in which the processes of transformation functioned at a human level. The book explores the quotidian operations of the various bureaus of the court, as well as their social milieu, paying particular attention to the correlation between programmatic ideal and reality."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-249) and index
Subject Monarchy -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- To 1500.
Aragon (Spain) -- Court and courtiers -- History -- To 1500.
Aragon (Spain) -- Politics and government.
Aragon (Spain) -- History -- James I, 1213-1276.
Aragon (Spain) -- History -- Peter III, 1276-1285.
Aragon (Spain) -- History -- James II, 1291-1327.
Aragon (Spain) -- History -- Peter IV, 1336-1387.
LC no. 2002026216
ISBN 9789004127432