James II of Aragon (1291-1327)

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James (Jaime) II was king of Aragon, count of Barcelona and king of Valencia between 1291 and 1327. Marked by important conflicts, his reign was also characterized by exceptional activity in terms of diplomacy. This took three main directions: the papacy and Italy; the neighboring kingdoms of France and Castile; and the Muslim powers in the Mediterranean. James's diplomacy was based on the keeping of important records, information gathering, and expert support. It was this combination which allowed him to prepare successfully the conquest of Sardinia. James II leaves us with a paradoxical image: a king of peace and a master of double game.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Diplomacy
EditorsGordon Martel
Place of PublicationLondres
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781118887912
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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