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The Resource Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305) : 'admiral of admirals', Charles D. Stanton

Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305) : 'admiral of admirals', Charles D. Stanton

Label
Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305) : 'admiral of admirals'
Title
Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305)
Title remainder
'admiral of admirals'
Statement of responsibility
Charles D. Stanton
Title variation
Admiral of admirals
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just before Vespers on 30 March 1282 at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the outskirts of Palermo, a drunken soldier of the occupying French forces of Charles of Anjou accosted a young Sicilian noblewoman. It sparked a bloody conflagration, the so-called War of the Sicilian Vespers, that would ultimately involve every part of the Mediterranean. The struggle for the coveted throne of Sicily eventually enmeshed all the great powers of medieval Europe-- the Pope, the Byzantine Emperor and the kings of France, England and Aragon. Because the core of the Kingdom of Sicily was a wealthy, strategic island dominating the center of the Mediterranean, the battles were fought mostly at sea. And in war at sea, a single figure proved pre-eminent: Roger of Lauria-- Aragon's "Admiral of Admirals". In the course of some twenty years of naval combat, he orchestrated decisive victories in six pitched battles and numerous limited actions, never once suffering a defeat: a feat never equalled-- not even by the legendary Lord Horatio Nelson. Drawing from multiple Sicilian and Catalan sources as well as Angevin and Aragonese registers, this chronological narrative details the tactics and strategy Lauria employed to become the most successful galley fleet commander of the Middle Ages, while highlighting a crucial conflict at a pivotal point in European history, long overshadowed by the Hundred Years War"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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YDX
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Stanton, Charles D.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lauria, Roger de
  • Lauria, Roger de
  • Sicilian Vespers (Italy : 1282)
  • Sicilian Vespers, Italy, 1282
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Aragon (Spain)
  • Aragon (Spain)
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305) : 'admiral of admirals', Charles D. Stanton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1086339115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 336 pages
Isbn
9781783274536
Lccn
2019286773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1086339115
Label
Roger of Lauria (c.1250-1305) : 'admiral of admirals', Charles D. Stanton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1086339115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 336 pages
Isbn
9781783274536
Lccn
2019286773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1086339115

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