TITLE

THE WAR OF THE TWO PEDROS (1356-1366) ARAGON'S SUCCESSFUL ADMINISTRATIVE STRATEGY OF ASYMMETRICAL DEFENSE

AUTHOR(S)
KAGAY, DONALD J.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum;2012, Vol. 6, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the general strategy of defense developed by the Aragonese king, Pere III "the Cerimonious" during the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366) between the Crown of Aragon and Castile ruled by Pedro I "the Cruel". By an asymmetrical form of defense using feudal and mercenary troops, Pere was able to wait out his "principal adversary" and bring the war to a successful conclusion: survival. Pere's crisis military administration and financing ultimately pointed to institutional changes that would come into full existence with the "united" Spain of the later fifteenth century.
ACCESSION #
92706228

 

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