This is the first complete biography of one of the most brilliant fifteenth-century monarchs, Alfonso V of Aragon. Ryder traces Alfonso's life from his childhood in the chivalric world of Castile to the newly-acquired states of Aragon and his subsequent accession to the Aragonese throne. In addition to being a shrewd politician, Alfonso is revealed to have been an accomplished diplomat, acutely aware of the power of commerce, and one of the greatest patrons of the early Renaissance. He brought humanism to life in Southern Italy and made his court the most brilliant in Europe. Offering not only an insightful look at Alfonso's life but a vivid portrait of political and cultural life during his reign, this volume will hold special appeal for scholars and students of early modern European history, fifteenth-century Italian and Spanish history, and Renaissance studies.
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'Ryder has filled a notable gap in the literature with his masterly account of Alfonso's life. Out of a vast mass of unpublished sources he has crafted a clear, concise and fluent narrative.' Times Literary Supplement 'Alan Ryder's, Alfonso the Magnanimous will establish itself as the standard biography of this ambitious and grandiose ruler of Aragon, Naples, Sicily and a good many other kingdoms.' Journal of Medieval History 'Ryder's biography ... is an important and stimulating study' Christopher F. Black, History, February 1992 'Ryder's biogrqaphy, based on extensive archival work, notably in Barcelona and Palermo, with some valuable quotations from Alfonso's communications, is an important and stimulating study' Christopher F. Black, University of Glasgow, History Feb '92 'An ambitious and well-documented cvolume which offers the first really complete biography of Alfonso V of Aragon.' British Bulletin of Publications 'Professor Ryder has given us a full-scale study of Alfonso in the context of Italian politics, One of the great strengths of this immensely readable and scholarly book is the way in which it shows the nature of the Aragonese contribution to the sixteenth-century Spanish monarchy.' J.R.L. Highfield. Merton College, Oxford. EHR Feb '94
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198219547
Descripción Clarendon Press, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198219547
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr Childrens Books, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. first edition edition. 480 pages. 8.66x1.34x5.67 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0198219547