Conflict Generated by the Land Distribution after the Feudal Conquest of Majorca (1230-1244)

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Pérez i Pastor, Plàcid
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cc-by (c) Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2020
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The distribution of property after the taking of the Ciutat de Mallorca in December 1229 was a complex process that lasted for over two and a half years. The difficulties given by researchers when explaining this include the complexity of measuring and distributing the land, the priority of finishing the conquest of all the island, and the tensions that arose between the king and the barons. This study analyses two other factors: the call by the king for the barons to return to the island in 1232, to face the threat of the Tunisian fleet reconquering it; and the unease that arose between the monarch and his porcioners (“shareholders”) when he decided to review the original letters of donation and reduce the area of land he had granted them.
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Imago temporis: medium Aevum, 2020, núm. 14, p. 245-276