Very Good / Very Good. Item #7384
New York: New York University Press, 1970. First Edition. Two Volumes. Octavo; Vol I xv + 275pp; Vol II ix + continued pagination through 624, including bibliography and index. Photo-illustrated dustjackets over color-matched cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Dustjackets clean and crisp with light edgewear and some toning to backs. Slight fading to upper panel edges. Joints and hinges solid; textblocks unmarred and unmarked.
Shneidman's study, including fresh archival research, traces the path for eastern and southeastern Spain from the Middle Ages to the Proto-Renaissance. A crucial back-grounder both for John Boswell's "Royal Treasure: Muslim Communities Under the Crown of Aragon" and for Fernand Braudel's monumental study of the Mediterranean in the age of Phillip II.