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  Aragon - IBWiki
Following the dissolution of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Visigoths to the invading Moors the southernmost counties of the Frankish empire were protected by the buffer state of ‘Marca Hispania’ the area in and around Barcelona.
Aragonese expansion southwards met with the Castilian advance northward in the region of Murcia.
Afterward, the Aragonese empire focused in the Mediterranean, acting as far as Greece and Barbary.
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  5. Aragon. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
After the union, the Aragonese kings, preoccupied with Spanish affairs, let Provence drift, and on the death of Alfonso II (1162–96) it passed to his son Alfonso, nominally under the suzerainty of his brother Peter (Pedro) II (1196–1213), but in fact lost for good.
Peter went to Rome (1204) for a papal coronation, declared himself a vassal of the Holy See, and bore an honorable part at Las Navas de Tolosa, but he was forced by the horrors of the Albigensian Crusade and the legitimate appeals of his vassals to oppose Simon de Montfort at Muret, where he fell.
Against the will of his Aragonese nobles, but with the support of his Catalonian and French vassals, James conquered the Balearic Islands (1229–35), thus beginning the creation of an Aragonese Mediterranean empire.
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  Science Fair Projects - Aragonese Empire
The real centre of this empire was Barcelona, since it was a seaport located near the geographical center of the Crown, and also one of the political centers of the Crown, with its Consell de Cent ruling the laws of Catalonia.
In the Late Middle Ages, the Aragonese expansion southwards met with the Castilian advance northward in the region of Murcia.
Afterward, the Aragonese empire focused in the Mediterranean, acting as far as Greece and Barbary.
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 Top Literature - Aragonese Empire
In the Late Middle Ages, the Aragonese expansion southwards met with the Castilian advance eastward in the region of Murcia.
Aragonese mercenaries known as almogàvers participated in the creation of this Mediterranean "empire", and later found employment in countries all across southern Europe.
The union of the territories of the County of Barcelona and the Kingdom of Aragon was brought by the 1137 marriage of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona and Petronila of Aragon.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Aragonese Empire
The real centre of this empire was Barcelona, since it was a seaport located near the geographical center of the Crown, and also one of the political centers of the Crown, with its Consell de Cent ruling according to the laws of Catalonia.
The Castilian Empire was the result of a period of rapid colonial expansion into the New World, as well as the Philippines and colonies in Africa: Melilla was captured by Castile in 1497 and Oran in 1509.
This Castilian Empire abroad became the source of Spanish wealth and power in Europe, and initially stimulated trade and industry and a rapid growth of Spain's few large cities, but ultimately contributed to inflation in the last decades of the 16th century as imports of silver grew rapidly, which undermined local industry.
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 History
Once this territory was divided into counties, Borrell the 2nd (950-992) separated it "de facto" from the Frank empire, and consequently, Barcelona became the capital of an independent state in 988.
Fernando the 2nd (1479-1516) then took the throne and, by marrying Isabel of Castile, the Aragonese Crown (as the union of the kingdoms of Catalonia, Aragón, Valencia and Mallorca was called) became united to that of Castile, and Barcelona stopped being the seat of the monarchy.
Furthermore, the discovery of America shifted the Crown's economical interests from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic shores, grinding the Aragonese Crown and Barcelona's economy to a halt and subsequent decadence.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Spanish Empire
The Portuguese empire continued to be ruled from Lisbon throughout this period, effectively resulting in a joint Spanish-Portuguese rule of the combined empires through the shared monarch.
The Castilian Empire was the result of a period of rapid colonial expansion into the New World, as well as the Philippines and colonies in Africa: Melilla was captured by Castile in 1497 and Oran in 1509.
Malaspina's recommendation to turn the empire into a looser confederation to help improve governance and trade so as to quell the growing political tensions between the élites of the empire's periphery and centre was suppressed by a monarchy afraid of losing control.
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 Aragon - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aragon (Spanish and Aragonese: Aragón; Catalan: Aragó) is an autonomous community of north-eastern Spain.
In addition to Spanish, there is an original Aragonese language, still spoken in some valleys of the Pyrenees, which is different from the Aragonese dialect of Castilian Spanish language.
The King of Aragón was the direct King of the Aragonese region, and held also the title of King of Valencia, King of Mallorca (for a time), Count of Barcelona, Lord of Montpellier, and, only temporally, Duke of Athens and Neopatria.
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 The Spanish Empire
The Castilian Empire was the result of a period of rapid colonial expansion into the New World, as well as the Philippines and colonies in Africa: Melilla was captured by Castile in 1497 and Oran in 1509.
As a result of the marriage politics of the Reyes Católicos, their grandson Charles inherited the Castilian empire in America, the Aragonese Empire in the Mediterranean (including a large portion of modern Italy), as well as the crown of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Low Countries and Franche-Comté.
This Empire was constituted by inherited territories, not conquered.
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 Sicilian Peoples: The Aragonese - Best of Sicily Magazine - Aragon in Sicilian History
The House of Anjou, meanwhile, cast its aspirations toward Hungary and elsewhere, and the Neapolitan crown was inherited by the House of Aragon in the middle of the fifteenth century.
The Aragonese introduced a number of nobles to the island, and envy by the native "Latin" nobility, represented by families such as the Chiaramonte, provoked a destructive "war" against the Alagona and other "Catalan" clans, who ostensibly acted in Aragonese interests.
Despite isolated prosperity, Aragonese Sicily was undistinguished for economic or social initiative, and was usually exploited to support Aragon's treasury and wars.
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 2. Aragon. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
He landed at Collo, was called to the throne, defeated Charles of Anjou, and became Peter I of Sicily (1282–85), refusing to do homage to the pope for his island kingdom.
This expansion of the Aragonese kingdom gave Aragon for a time predominance in the western Mediterranean, but it estranged the Aragonese aristocracy, as well as the towns.
Alfonso, a lover of Italy and a passionate devotee of the Renaissance, shifted the center of gravity of the Aragonese empire and subordinated the interest of Aragon to that of Naples.
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 Angevin Information
The first of these Angevin dynasties ruled England in some form or another from the reign of Henry II, beginning in 1154, until the House of Tudor came to power when Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
Thus, in addition to the struggle of the Angevins with the Aragonese in Southern Italy, the two Angevin lines now began to contest with each other for the possession of the Kingdom of Naples.
The extinction of the line of Anjou-Durazzo in 1435 temporarily secured Naples for the Valois-Anjou, but they were driven from Naples by the Aragonese in 1442.
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 ipedia.com: Aragonese Empire Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The real centre of this kingdom was Barcelona, since it was the Catalan counts that inherited the Aragonese Crown and not the other way around.
In the Late Middle Ages, the Aragonese expansion southwards met with the Castilian advance northward in the provine of Murcia.
The dynastic union of Castile and Aragon in 1479, when Ferdinand II of Aragon wed Isabella I of Castile, led to the formal creation of Spain as a single entity in 1516.
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 principality
In both cases, the heir to the country's throne is titular prince of the principality.
Sometimes the notion of a land as a principality is due to historical reasons: Catalonia, for instances, even when it was a sovereign state extending from Barcelona to Athens, was known as a principality, although its ruler was titled king (of the Kingdom of Aragón extended as the Aragonese Empire).
It was a curious case where the ruling power had a nominal inferior degree to that of the ruled territory.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kingdom of Sardinia
King of Aragons arms in 15th century The Crown of Aragon or Aragonese Empire was the regime of a large portion of what is now Spain, plus numerous Mediterranean possessions, for much of the later Middle Ages.
Combatants United Kingdom France Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Russian Empire Casualties 17,500 British 90,000 French 35,000 Turkish 2,050 Sardinian killed, wounded and died of disease 256,000 killed, wounded and died of disease The Crimean War lasted from 1854 until 1 April 1856 and was...
Combatants French Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Austrian Empire Commanders Napoleon III Victor Emmanuel II Franz Joseph Strength 118,600 about 100,000 Casualties 2,492 dead 12,512 wounded 2,922 captured or missing 3,000 dead 10,807 wounded 8,638 captured or missing The Battle of Solferino, also...
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 Kingdom of Aragon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to Spanish, there is an original Aragoneselanguage, still spoken in some valleys of the Pyrenees, which is different fromthe Aragonese dialect of Castilian Spanish language.
Catalan is spoken as well in some comarques (counties)adjacent to Catalonia, in particular: the Ribagorzan dialect in Ribagorza(capital Benabarre) and Litera (capital Tamarite de Litera), and a dialect similar to that of Terra Alta in Matarraña (capital Valderrobres) and BajoCinca (capital Fraga).
The real centre of this kingdom was Barcelona, since it was the Catalan counts that inherited the Aragonese Crown and not the other way around.Present-day historians usually call the kingdom the " Catalan-Aragonese Confederation " or, some of them, simply "Catalonia-Aragon".
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 info: Aragonese_Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spanish Empire information - Search.comAs a result of the marriage politics of the Reyes Católicos, their grandson Charles inherited the Castilian empire in America, the Aragonese Empire in the Mediterranean (including a large portion of...
BS Foundations chapter 9Spain and the Aragonese Empire.
DEVILSWith the closing of this chapter of Aragonese history, another one opened: the formation of a Catalan-Aragonese "Empire" in the Mediterranean.
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 Aragonese Empire Naples Castile Barcelona Mediterranean Mallorca Middle Ages Reconquista Black Legend setting rules for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aragonese Empire Naples Castile Barcelona Mediterranean Mallorca Middle Ages Reconquista Black Legend setting rules for the entire sea Catalan Countries
The union of the two territories of Catalonia and Aragon was caused by the marriage of Ramon_Berenguer_IV%2C_Count_of_Barcelona and Petronila of Aragon, later Queen Regnant of Aragon.
The Crown of Aragon was abolished after the War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713) and all its lands were incorporated, as provinces, into Spanish administration.
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 Vacanze in Sicilia - Viaggi
The Roman Empire survived up to the V century B.C. time during which the Barbarian invasions put an end to its existence.
From the collapse of the Roman empire led to the birth of the roman-barbarian and the Eastern Roman Empire.
In 1300 the dominators changed and Sicily was governed by the Aragonese, period during which the Chiaramonte and Cabrera Count of Modica had great importance.
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 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
The hardihood and spirit which the Aragonese, the Castilians, and the other nations of the peninsula had acquired during centuries of free institutions and successful war against the Moors, had not yet become obliterated.
Whatever diminution the Spanish empire might have sustained in the Netherlands seemed to be more than compensated by the acquisition of Portugal, which Philip had completely conquered in 1580.
Were she once subdued, the Dutch must submit; France could not cope with him, the empire would not oppose him ; and universal dominion seemed sure to be the result of the conquest of that malignant island.
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 Aragonese Empire twenty years Aragonese Empire
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From 1137, the Crown of Aragon also ruled Catalonia, and later, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Sicily and Sardinia, and at least temporarily Roussillon, Provence, Naples and Athens, until 1479 when the marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon to Isabella I of Castile unified their kingdoms.
The union of the two territories of Catalonia and Aragon was caused by the marriage of Ramon_Berenguer_IV,_Count_of_Barcelona and Petronila of Aragon, later Queen Regnant of Aragon.
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 WHKMLA : History of Aragon : 1282-1479
In 1282 the Aragonese secured Sicily by occupying the island and killing the Angevins they could get a hold of (the SICILIAN VESPERS), taking revenge for what happened to the Aragonese in the Languedoc during the 'crusades' against the Albigensians and a Sicilian revenge for what the Angevins did to the last Staufer King.
Sicily was to remain Aragonese until the latter was merged with Castile to form Spain in 1479.
The Aragonese claim to the island was recognized in 1328, but for long periods of time hardly extended beyond the city walls of Cagliari and ALGHERO, the latter a city where still today a Catalan dialect is spoken.
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 aragonese
That entry is memorialized in the Aragonese victory arch over the entrance to the Maschio Angioino, the Angevin Fortress.
France then tried something else: the proposal of an Alliance to Ferdinand of Spain against Spain's own Aragonese relatives in Naples, by virtue of which the Kingdom of Two Sicilies would cease to exist and be divided between Ferdinand and Charles.
The Empire had shifted, spreading from Europe to the Americas and on to the Pacific.
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