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

Suzanne F. Cawsey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Crown of Aragon in Spain was a rapidly expanding and powerful political unit with an original form of representative government. Throughout this ... More


The Trastámaras (1412–1479)

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/9780198202363.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The passing of Martin the Humanist extinguished the oldest line of direct princely descent in Europe. The fate of Germany in 1268, of France in 1328, and of England in 1399 was now to befall the ... More


A King Goes Traveling: Philip II in the Crown of Aragon, 1585–86 and 1592

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at Philip II's long voyages to the Crown of Aragon in 1585–86 and in 1592, and on the king's long and conflicting relations with Barcelona. These two extended journeys, coming as ... More


Prosperity and Crisis in the Later Middle Ages

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/9780198202363.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

War, dynastic failure, and political strife were not reserved for the Crown of Aragon in the later Middle Ages. France, England, and even Castile also suffered these scourges, and — until about 1460 ... More


The Three Images of the King

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/9780199251858.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at three images of kingship in the Crown of Aragon in Spain during the medieval period. The first illustrates the contractual nature of the relationship between the king and his ... More


Mythologies of State

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/9780199251858.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

All the main themes of Aragonese political thought can be found clearly set out in royal speeches: the role of providence in history; the legitimacy of the House of Aragon, and the gradual shift from ... More


‘The word of the king is full of power’: Kingship and Propaganda in Peace and War

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/9780199251858.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

While the kings of Aragon could use their speeches to enhance and develop a political mythology, their arguments could only retain credibility if they corresponded to their audiences' accepted ... More


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


James the Conqueror (1213–1276)

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/9780198202363.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The catastrophe of Muret plunged the Crown of Aragon into its first major crisis. The new king was a child of five in the custody of his father's conqueror at Carcassonne. The fiscal resources were ... More


Pedro IV and his Sons: The Apotheosis of Royal Preaching

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/9780199251858.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It was with the Infant Pere's nephew and rival, King Pedro IV, and his son Martin I, that royal preaching in Aragon reached its apogee. Full texts of three of Pedro IV's sermons survive, and more or ... 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


Epilogue

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/9780198202363.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. History played her customary tricks on the Crown of Aragon. It kept alive the memory of a golden age while allowing people to forget ... More


Usurpant officia sacerdotii: Royal Sermons

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/9780199251858.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Alvarus Pelagius, bishop of Silves, writing between 1341 and 1344 on the sins of kings, included the weighty accusation that ‘they usurp the priestly office, by using incense and by preaching’. He ... More


Royal Speeches and Authorship

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/9780199251858.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Amongst the remarkable medieval archives of the Crown of Aragon in Barcelona, Spain, which to a considerable extent owe their preservation to the careful measures of King Pedro IV, there survives a ... More


The Future King: Literacy and Royal Education in Rhetoric

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/9780199251858.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

King Sancho IV of Castile (1284-1295) advised his son, the future King Fernando IV (1295-1312), that a king's power consisted of three things: the first was his word; the second his pen; and the ... More


A Return to Piety: Eiximenis and the Culture of the Late Medieval Catalan Court (The Crown of Aragon, 1327–1409)

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez

in Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453830
eISBN:
9781501701641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453830.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Eiximenis himself and reconstructs the networks he moved in and the relationships he cultivated, his ties to the royal house, and his desire to reform the Franciscan movement in ... More


To Condemn a King: The Inquisitor and the Notary

Michael A. Ryan

in A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes two significant sources that evidence contemporary criticisms of King Joan's problematic intellectual interests. Two individuals—Nicolau Eymerich, the inquisitor general of the ... More


Kings and Their Heavens: The Ceremonious and the Negligent

Michael A. Ryan

in A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the extent to which the interest in prophecy and the occult intersected with the construction of kingship, specifically in the Crown of Aragon. It focuses on two ... More


The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Hussein Fancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Over the course of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries–as they subdued, expelled, and enslaved Muslim populations–the kings of the Crown of Aragon recruited thousands of North African ... More


Introduction: Traveling South

Michael A. Ryan

in A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to investigate the liminal status that occult practices, especially those involving astronomy and astrology, occupied in the late ... More


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