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Author Fancy, Hussein Anwar, 1974- author

Title The mercenary Mediterranean : sovereignty, religion, and violence in the medieval crown of Aragon / Hussein Fancy
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: a mercenary logic -- Etymologies and etiologies -- A sovereign crisis -- Sovereigns and slaves -- A mercenary economy -- The unpaid debt -- The worst men in the world -- Epilogue: medievalism and secularism
Summary Over the course of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Christian kings of Aragon recruited thousands of foreign Muslim soldiers to serve in their armies and as members of their royal courts. Based on extensive research in Arabic, Latin and Romance sources, 'The Mercenary Mediterranean' explores this little-known and misunderstood history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 16, 2016)
Subject Foreign enlistment -- Spain -- Aragon -- History
Mudéjares -- Spain -- Aragon -- History
Muslims -- Africa, North -- History -- 13th century
Muslims -- Africa, North -- History -- 14th century
Muslims -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- 13th century
Muslims -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- 14th century
Soldiers of fortune -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- 13th century
Soldiers of fortune -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- 14th century
Foreign enlistment.
Geschichte 1000-1500.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Soldiers of fortune.
Aragon (Spain) -- History, Military -- 13th century
Aragon (Spain) -- History, Military -- 14th century
Africa, North.
Aragon (Espagne, royaume)
Couronne d'Aragon.
Méditerranée (bassin) -- ouest.
Spain -- Aragon.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022632978X (electronic bk.)
9780226329789 (electronic bk.)