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, otherwise near fine. 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.