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A Mediterranean Emporium : The Catalan Kingdom of Majorca - David Abulafia

A Mediterranean Emporium

The Catalan Kingdom of Majorca

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Published: 27th May 1994
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Situated astride the trade routes of the western Mediterranean, the Catalan kingdom of Majorca has long deserved attention. It was established under the will of King James I of Aragon, who conquered Majorca in 1229, but was ruled from 1276 to 1343 by a cadet dynasty. In addition to the Balearic Islands the kingdom included the key business centres of Montpellier and Perpignan, and other lands in what is now southern France. It was also home to important Jewish and Muslim communities, and was the focus of immigration from Catalonia, Provence and Italy. This book emphasises the major transformations in the trade of the Balearic Islands from the eve of the Catalan conquest to the Black Death, and the effect of the kingdom's creation and demise on the economy of the region. Links between the island and mainland territories, and as far afield as England and the Canaries, are analysed in depth.

' ... immensely useful ... adds considerable depth to our appreciation of how the trade of the western Mediterranean actually worked.' Economic History Review

Preface
Note on nomenclature
List of the kings of Majorca 1229û1343
Note on the coinage of the kingdom of Majorca
Unity and Diversity
The Balearic setting
The kingdom and its historians
The constitutional problem
One kingdom, three religions: the Muslims
One kingdom, three religions: the Jews
The Crossroads of the Mediterranean
The rise of the trade of Mallorca City
Commerce in the age of the vespers
Towards economic integration: the early fourteenth century
The trade of the autonomous kingdom in its last two decades
From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
The reshaping of MallorcaÆs economy, 1343û1500
Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521322447
ISBN-10: 0521322448
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th May 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64