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The Intervention of the Crown of Aragon’s Institution’s in Maritime Conflict Management

The Intervention of the Crown of Aragon’s Institution’s in Maritime Conflict Management

Paper by Victòria A. Burguera Puigserver

Given as part of The Medieval Mediterranean: Local and Global Perspectives seminar series from the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, on May 18, 2021

Excerpt: I would like to talk about the political institutions of the Crown of Aragon, whose power allowed them to make certain decisions in case of maritime conflicts. I will link the interventions, not so much to the resolution of those conflicts, as to their capacity to respond to them, according to the power acquired by each institution through the last centuries of the Middle Ages. The emergence of these institutions and the development of their competencies took place simultaneously with the political and economic expansion of the Crown of Aragon in the Mediterranean. However, as a confederation of independent territories united under the rule of the King of Aragon, in the Crown of Aragon these institutions didn’t emerge concurrently in all kingdoms and did not always perform the same functions. However, it is possible to draw so common some common patterns about the interventions.

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Victòria A. Burguera Puigserver is a department member at Universitat de les Illes Balears. Click here to view her Academia.edu page.

Top Image: Crown of Aragon in 1441. Image by Mutxamel / Wikimedia Commons

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