About the Author
L.J. Andrew Villalon, Ph.D. (1984) Yale University, is Professor at the University of Texas. He specializes in late medieval and early modern European history, and has published extensively on such diverse subjects as Pedro "the Cruel", Don Carlos, San Diego de Alcala, and Machievelli. Donald J. Kagay, Ph.D. (1981) Fordham University, is currently a Full Professor at Albany State University. As a specialist on medieval Spain focusing on the law and institutions of the Crown of Aragon, Kagay has published translations of two important eastern Spanish legal texts: the Usatges of Barcelona (1981) and the Commerationes of Pere Albert (2002).