James I and his Era. Brief Analysis of a Major Political and Cultural Inheritance
/ Antoni Riera i MelisRiera i Melis, Antoni
En: Catalan Historical Review
. Barcelona, núm. 1 (2008) , p. 9-16
James I, like his contemporaries Emperor Frederick II and Fernando III of Castile, was a major figure of the Mediterranean and Iberian Middle Ages. The scope of his achievements fully justifies the scientifically rigorous and forward-looking analysis of his work and inheritance being undertaken in 2008 by the peoples who were once part of the Catalan-Aragonese crown. For indeed, though some of his enterprises reveal insufficient foresight, a lack of vision of the future, much of what we are today in the demographic, economic, social, political and cultural spheres - and much of what we are not - was initially forged during his reign.