Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples and Sicily, 1396-1458 (Hardback)
  • Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples and Sicily, 1396-1458 (Hardback)

Alfonso the Magnanimous: King of Aragon, Naples and Sicily, 1396-1458 (Hardback)

£83.00
Hardback Published: 05/07/1990
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Alfonso V of Aragon, who won from his contemporaries the title 'the Magnanimous', was one of the most brilliant of the fifteenth-century monarchs. Professor Ryder follows him from childhood in the chivalric world of Castile, to the newly-acquired states of Aragon, and his subsequent accession to the Aragonese throne. Pulled by powerful dynastic interests towards intervention in the turbulent world of Castilian politics, Alfonso eventually broke free to pursue his own ambitions in the central Mediterranean. Here he conquered Naples, bent the papacy to his will, broke the power of Genoa, and strove against Turkish advances in the Balkans. Based on extensive archival research, this is the first complete biography of Alfonso. It paints a vivid picture of political and cultural developments during his reign.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198219545

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot