Medieval Italy

Medieval Italy: Texts in Translation gathers together for the first time in one
volume the primary sources in translation necessary for teaching the history of
the Central and Later Middle Ages in Italy. Over the past fifty years or so,
medieval Italy ...

Medieval Italy

Medieval Italy

Medieval Italy gathers together an unparalleled selection of newly translated primary sources from the central and later Middle Ages, a period during which Italy was famous for its diverse cultural landscape of urban towers and fortified castles, the spirituality of Saints Francis and Clare, and the vernacular poetry of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. The texts highlight the continuities with the medieval Latin West while simultaneously emphasizing the ways in which Italy was exceptional, particularly for its cities that drove Mediterranean trade, its new communal forms of government, the impact of the papacy's temporal claims on the central peninsula, and the richly textured religious life of the mainland and its islands. A unique feature of this volume is its incorporation of the southern part of the peninsula and Sicily—the glittering Norman court at Palermo, the multicultural emporium of the south, and the kingdoms of Frederick II—into a larger narrative of Italian history. Including Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and Lombard sources, the documents speak in ethnically and religiously differentiated voices, while providing wider chronological and geographical coverage than previously available. Rich in interdisciplinary texts and organized to enable the reader to focus by specific region, topic, or period, this is a volume that will be an essential resource for anyone with a professional or private interest in the history, religion, literature, politics, and built environment of Italy from ca. 1000 to 1400.

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Medieval Italy
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Katherine L. Jansen, Joanna Drell, Frances Andrews
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-21 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Medieval Italy gathers together an unparalleled selection of newly translated primary sources from the central and later Middle Ages, a period during which Italy was famous for its diverse cultural landscape of urban towers and fortified castles, the spirituality of Saints Francis and Clare, and the vernacular poetry of Dante,
Textual Cultures of Medieval Italy
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: William Robins
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Based on papers presented at the 41st Conference on Editorial Problems held at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., from Nov. 6 - 8th, 2005.
Medieval Italy
Language: en
Pages: 2160
Authors: Christopher Kleinhenz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy
Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Trevor Dean
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this important study, Trevor Dean examines the history of crime and criminal justice in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to the end of the fifteenth century. The book contains studies of the most frequent types of prosecuted crime such as violence, theft and insult, along with the rarely prosecuted sorcery
Water and Society in Early Medieval Italy, AD 400-1000
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Paolo Squatriti
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-08-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A discussion of the relationship between people and water in medieval Italy, first published in 1998.

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