Italy in the Early Middle Ages: 476-1000

Paperback | April 1, 2002

EditorCristina La Rocca

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In this volume, ten leading international historians and archaeologists provide a fresh and dynamic picture of Italy's history from the end of the Roman Western Empire in 476 to the end of the tenth century. Recent archaeological findings, which have so greatly changed our perceptions andunderstanding of the period, have been fully integrated into the eleven thematic chapters, which provide a fully rounded overview of the entire Italian peninsula in the early middle ages. The chapters consider such themes as regional diversities, rural and urban landscapes, the organisation ofpublic and private power, the role and structure of ecclesiastical institutions, the production of manuscripts, inscriptions, and private charters.

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In this volume, ten leading international historians and archaeologists provide a fresh and dynamic picture of Italy's history from the end of the Roman Western Empire in 476 to the end of the tenth century. Recent archaeological findings, which have so greatly changed our perceptions andunderstanding of the period, have been fully int...

Cristina La Rocca is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Padua and is joint editor of 'Archeologia Medievale'. Her books include 'Pacifico di Verona. Il passato carolingio nella costruzione della memoria urbana' (1995),'Da Testona a Moncalieri. La dinamica del popolamento nella collina torinese'(1986). With D.Modonesi s...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700482

ISBN - 13:9780198700487

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Table of Contents

Cristina La Rocca: Introduction1. Walter Pohl: Invasions and ethnic identity2. Francois Bougard: Public power and authority3. Stefano Gasparri: The aristocracy4. Claudio Azzara: Ecclesiastical institutions5. Claudio Azzara: The Papacy6. Chris Wickham: Economy and society in rural context7. Ricardo Francovich: Changing structures of settlements8. Sauro Gelichi: The cities9. Claudia Villa: Lay and ecclesiastical culture10. Attilio Bartoli Langeli: Private charters11. Flavia de Rubeis: EpigraphsGlossaryFurther ReadingChronologyMaps