Le Citt Italiane Nel Medioevo

Autore: Franco Franceschi
Editore: Il Mulino
ISBN: 9788815138255
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Medieval Rome

Autore: Chris Wickham
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199684960
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'Medieval Rome' analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major changes in the city. It takes the urban economy, the social history of the different strata of society, the articulation between the city's regions and the cultural identity of Rome as seen in its processions, its material culture, its legal transformations and its sense of the past. These are the underpinnings of a major reinterpretation of the city's political history in the era of the 'reform papacy', one of the greatest crises in Rome's history.

Sleepwalking Into A New World

Autore: Chris Wickham
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865824
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Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most important political and cultural innovations of the medieval world. Chris Wickham provides richly textured portraits of three cities—Milan, Pisa, and Rome—and sets them against a vibrant backcloth of other towns. He argues that, in all but a few cases, the elites of these cities and towns developed one of the first nonmonarchical forms of government in medieval Europe, unaware that they were creating something altogether new. Wickham makes clear that the Italian city commune was by no means a democracy in the modern sense, but that it was so novel that outsiders did not know what to make of it. He describes how, as the old order unraveled, the communes emerged, governed by consular elites "chosen by the people," and subject to neither emperor nor king. They regularly fought each other, yet they grew organized and confident enough to ally together to defeat Frederick Barbarossa, the German emperor, at the Battle of Legnano in 1176. Sleepwalking into a New World reveals how the development of the autonomous city-state took place, which would in the end make possible the robust civic culture of the Renaissance.

Archeologia Medievale Numero Speciale Quarant Anni Di Archeologia Medievale In Italia La Rivista I Temi La Teoria E I Metodi

Autore: Sauro Gelichi
Editore: All’Insegna del Giglio
ISBN: 8878146072
Grandezza: 32,61 MB
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Nel 2014 sono trascorsi i quaranta anni dalla fondazione della rivista Archeologia Medievale. Considerando la velocità con la quale la disciplina si è sviluppata nel nostro Paese, il tempo intercorso si può ritenere sufficientemente lungo per un bilancio. Scopo di questo volume miscellaneo, dunque, è stato quello di tracciare criticamente una storia dell’archeologia medievale in Italia attraverso la lente di ingrandimento della rivista, che ne è stata, al tempo stesso, rappresentazione e fonte di indirizzo. Ad una serie di contributi di archeologi italiani, a cui è stato chiesto il compito di discutere una serie di tematismi che la disciplina ha sviluppato in questi anni e di analizzare i rapporti dell’archeologia medievale con altri settori della ricerca scientifica, si affiancano le riflessioni critiche di alcuni colleghi stranieri che, nel tempo, hanno avuto una lunga frequentazione con la rivista.

Europe S Rich Fabric

Autore: Bart Lambert
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134795998
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Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term 'luxury' is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisation and production of luxury textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, this volume offers a fascinating exploration of the varied and subtle ways that luxury could be interpreted and understood in the past. Beginning with the consumption of luxury textiles, it takes the reader on a journey back from the market place, to the commercialisation of rich fabrics by an international network of traders, before arriving at the workshop to explore the Italian and Burgundian world of production of damasks, silks and tapestries. The first part of the volume deals with the consumption of luxury textiles, through an investigation of courtly purchases, as well as urban and clerical markets, before the chapters in part two move on to explore the commercialisation of luxury textiles by merchants who facilitated their trade from the cities of Lucca, Florence and Venice. The third part then focusses upon manufacture, encouraging consideration of the concept of luxury during this period through the Italian silk industry and the production of high-quality woollens in the Low Countries. Graeme Small draws the various themes of the volume together in a conclusion that suggests profitable future avenues of research into this important subject.

The Italian Piazza Transformed

Autore: Areli Marina
Editore: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271050705
Grandezza: 21,43 MB
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"Explores the history and architecture of two city squares, constructed by rival political parties, in the Italian city of Parma from 1196 to 1300"--Provided by publisher.

The Italian City State

Autore: Philip Jones
Editore: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191590306
Grandezza: 48,37 MB
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Italy in the Middle Ages was unique among the countries of Europe in recreating, in a changed environment, the urban civilization of antiquity - the society, culture, and political formations of city-states. This book examines the origins and nature of this phenomenon from the fall of Rome to the eve of its consummation, the Italian Renaissance. The explanation is sought in Italy's singular `double existence' between two contrasted worlds - ancient and medieval. The ancient was characterised by the total predominance of the landed aristocracy in economy and society, enforced through a peculiar system of city states embracing town and country. The new medieval influences were marked by the separation of town, country and aristocracy, by the identification of towns with trade and a mercantile bourgeoisie, and by commercial and proto-industrial revolution. Italy shared in both worlds. It remained a land of cities and of an urbanized ruling class (except in the Norman South) and re-established territorial city states; but the staes were very different from those of antiquity, the city leaders in the commercial revolution, and Italy itself seen as a nation of shopkeepers, birthplace of capitalism. In this fascinating and ground-breaking study, Philip Jones traces in detail the tension and interaction between the two traditions, civic and patrician, mercantile and bourgeois, through all phases of Italian life to their culmination in two rival regimes of communes and despots.

Mediterranean Urbanism

Autore: Besim Hakim
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 9401791406
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This book brings together historic urban / building rules and codes for the geographic areas including Greece, Italy and Spain. The author achieved his ambitious goal of finding pertinent rules and codes that were followed in previous societies for the processes that formed the built environment of their towns and cities, including building activities at the neighborhood level and the decision-making process that took place between proximate neighbors. The original languages of the texts that were translated into English are Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic and Spanish. The sources for the chapter on Greece date from the 2nd century B.C.E. to the 19th century C.E. Those for the chapter on Italy date from the 10th to the 14th centuries C.E. and for the chapter on Spain from the 5th to the 18th centuries C.E. Numerous appendices are included to enhance and elaborate on the material that make up the chapters. This book provides lessons and insights into how compact and sustainable towns and cities that are greatly admired today were achieved in the past and how we and future generations can learn from this rich heritage, including the valuable insight provided by the nature of the rules and codes and their application through centuries of continuous use.

Costruire Una Cattedrale

Autore: Andrea Giorgi
Grandezza: 38,63 MB
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Medieval Lucca

Autore: M. E. Bratchel
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199542902
Grandezza: 47,66 MB
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The first scholarly study covering the history of both the city and the region of Lucca, from classical antiquity to the end of the fifteenth century