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

By David Abulafia

The Catalan nation of Majorca used to be demonstrated below the need of King James I of Aragon, who conquered Majorca in 1229, however it used to be governed from 1276 to 1343 by means of a cadet dynasty. the dominion incorporated the foremost company facilities of Montpellier and Perpignan, and different lands in what's now southern France. It was once domestic to special Jewish and Muslim groups, and was once the focal point of immigration from Catalonia, Provence and Italy. This booklet emphasizes the foremost differences within the alternate of the Balearic Islands from the eve of the Catalan conquest to the Black loss of life, and the influence of the kingdom's construction and dying at the financial system of the zone.

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41 The problem was that Peter too was a stickler for correct form; he has acquired the sobriquet 'the Ceremonious' as a result. Indeed, James Ill's 'laws' were later reissued by his rival Peter IV of Aragon; nor were these kings alone in their obsession with etiquette and ceremonial, as a brief glance at the reign of Peter's contemporary the Emperor Charles IV would reveal. Peter IV's view is recorded in his own memoirs, which insist that the original grant of a kingdom to James II of Majorca 'was not valid in law, for the gift was an immense one and took away the greater or a great part of the patrimony of the house of Aragon'.

See chapter 10. On the Mallorcan presence in Almeria, Granada's outport, see chapter 9. M . Durliat, Vart dans le rqyaume de Majorque (Toulouse, 1962). See c h a p t e r 8 for further details concerning royal revenues from trade in the early fourteenth century. See appendix 1. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 16 Unity and diversity were still facing tough resistance in Sardinia; they grudgingly accepted that the crown could pass to Sana's nephew James. James Ill's policies were built on an unequivocal assumption that as king of Majorca he could be subject to no other secular power.

Social conflict in fourteenth-century Montpellier (Cambridge, MA, 1982). But see now K. Reyerson, 'Flight from prosecution: the search for religious asylum in medieval Montpellier', French Historical Studies, 17 (1992), 603-26. M . M c V a u g h , Medicine before the plague. Practitioners and their patients in the Crown of Aragon, 1285-1345 ( C a m b r i d g e , 1993). See for instance G. Romestan, ' Draperie roussillonnaise et draperie languedocien dans la premiere moitie du x i v e siecle', 52° Congres de la Federation historique du Languedoc mediterranean et du Roussillon, (Montpellier, 1970), 31-59; G.

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