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The Age of the Early Count-Kings (1137–1213)

T. N. Bisson

in The Medieval Crown of Aragon: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202363
eISBN:
9780191675294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202363.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The betrothal of the heiress of Aragon to the Count of Barcelona inaugurated a dynastic union that would last for centuries. It is customary to speak of this union as the ‘Crown of Aragon’, although ... More


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

Alan Ryder

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219545
eISBN:
9780191678356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219545.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a biography of one of the most brilliant 15th century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon, who won from his contemporaries the title ‘the Magnanimous’. The book follows him from childhood in the ... More


Archaeology and Mythology: Benjamin and Le Paysan de Paris

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the complex affinities between Louis Aragon's fantastical, autobiographical, surrealist philosophical work flânerie, Le Paysan de Paris, and the unfinished Arcades Project of ... More


Between Communism and ‘Purity’ of Style: The Revolutions of English Surrealism

Benjamin Kohlmann

in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198715467
eISBN:
9780191783197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715467.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of English Surrealism’s literary-political defences – and the question of poetry’s ‘usefulness’ which it explicitly and implicitly raises – is an under-evaluated, though central part of ... More


Breton's Surrealism, or How to Sublimate Cinepoetry

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The theoretician and leader of Surrealism, André Breton, was a much deeper cinephile than he has represented. This chapter argues that Breton took over Apollinaire's Surrealism by purging its ... More


The Castilian Marriage

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the king of Aragon's interest in Castile, not only as an immediate source of salvation, but as the kingdom where lay his dynastic roots and ambition. With mastery over it, ... More


Centre and Periphery in the Spanish Monarchy

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between Castile and the non-Castilian territories (Aragon, Valencia, Catalonia), and that between the Spanish and non-Spanish territories of the Monarchy, with ... More


The Ceremonial of an Occasion: Royal Speeches and the Cortes

Suzanne F. Cawsey

in Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ceremonies and organisation of the cortes in medieval Aragon and how these could be used to great political effect. It returns to the three images mentioned earlier: King ... More


Council, court, and parliament

Steven Gunn

in Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199659838
eISBN:
9780191748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659838.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The new men served Henry in all the key institutions of his government. They were regular attenders at the king’s council, though its activities are hard to reconstruct in detail. They often sat in ... More


Creating the Official Image of the Saint

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Pietro Ranzano's biography of Vincent Ferrer. A member of the Dominican order since his teens, Ranzano was a master of theology and knew well the Christian classics and medieval ... More


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