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towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages / Edition 1
     

towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages / Edition 1

by Trevor Dean
 

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ISBN-10: 0719052041

ISBN-13: 2900719052049

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Manchester University Press

The towns of Italy in the later middle ages presents over one hundred fascinating documents, carefully selected and coordinated from the richest, most innovative and most documented society of the European Middle Ages: the urban civilization of Italy. After a general introduction, the book is divided into five sections on physical environment, civic religion,

Overview

The towns of Italy in the later middle ages presents over one hundred fascinating documents, carefully selected and coordinated from the richest, most innovative and most documented society of the European Middle Ages: the urban civilization of Italy. After a general introduction, the book is divided into five sections on physical environment, civic religion, economy, society and politics. Each document is individually introduced and set in its own context.

Author Biography: Trevor Dean is a reader in the Department of History at Roehampton Institute, London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900719052049
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Manchester Medieval Sources
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsviii
List of abbreviationsix
Map of Italy, c. 1300x
Introduction1
IThe physical environment and social services5
1'A world in itself': Milan, 128811
2A vision of Padua, c. 131816
3Genoa in the late thirteenth century21
4Public buildings in thirteenth-century Parma23
5Public buildings in fourteenth-century Siena24
6The enlargement and decoration of the Doge's Palace, Venice, 1297-142230
7Making space for sermons: Florence, 129634
8Commune and new cathedral: Perugia, 130035
9Granary and oratory: Orsanmichele, Florence37
10Concealing a butchery: Pisa, 138237
11New church building: Bologna, 1390-238
12The rise and fall of urban towers39
13On the magnificence of his buildings: Azzone Visconti41
14The Sienese Opera in financial difficulties, 1299-131043
15Pittura infamante45
16Saintly gates46
17Symbols of communal strength: lions47
18Symbols of communal strength: carrocci48
19Nettezza urbana: legislation50
20Nettezza urbana: enforcement54
21Clean water: the Perugia Fountain55
22Public health: salaried doctors, supervised hospitals56
23Public subvention of education: Lucca, 1348-7958
24Pistoia head-hunts a grammar teacher, 137761
25A teaching monopoly: Bassano, 125962
IICivic religion63
26Paradise on earth: the feast-day of St John the Baptist, Florence72
27The palio race in Bologna, 128875
28The costs of a feast-day in Pistoia, 125276
29Regulation of holy days: Perugia, 134277
30A popular 'saint': Alberto of Cremona79
31Miracles in Mantua and Bologna, c. 130080
32Rainmaking in Florence and Bergamo81
33Saint or heretic?: Armanno Pungilupo of Ferrara83
34'Saint' Guglielma and her followers: Milan, 130088
35A corrupt inquisitor: Florence, 134694
36Bishop and popolo in conflict: Reggio, 128096
37Communal assistance to religious groups: Parma, 1261-297
38Prison releases on holy days: Perugia, 134298
39Flagellants in northern Italy, 126098
40The Bianchi, 139999
41A sermon on usury102
42A charitable confraternity: Piacenza, 1268104
43A charitable confraternity in trouble: Orsanmichele, Florence107
IIIThe urban economy109
44Economic growth: good and evil112
45The power of money: external relations114
46The power of money: internal relations115
47Wool production in Prato, 1397-8115
48The Mercato Vecchio, Florence121
49Enforcement of urban markets: Verona and Parma125
50Proliferation of guilds: Perugia, 1342127
51Statutes of a wool guild: Padua, 1384128
52Derecognition of guilds: Ferrara, 1287132
53Non-guild-worthy occupations134
54Promotion of local industry134
55The state promotes commerce136
56Demographic policy: controlling peasant immigration138
57Demographic policy: stimulating immigration of artisans140
IVSocial organization and tensions141
58The decadence of chivalry150
59Complaint against moneyed parvenus151
60The costs of knighthood151
61Ceremonial knighthood: Siena, 1326152
62A miserly knight: late fourteenth-century Pistoia155
63Three social divisions156
64Pisa brought low by its new citizens157
65The popolo of Piacenza, 1250158
66The popolo of Bologna, 1271 and 1287161
67Social tensions in the kingdom of Naples, 1338-9165
68Social tensions in Rome: Cola di Rienzo168
69Food shortage and food riot: Siena, 1328172
70Revolt in a lordly city: Ferrara, 1385175
71Revolt in a republic: Siena, 1371176
72Social tensions in a southern town: Chieti182
73Fist-fights: Florence and Siena183
74The origins and conduct of vendetta185
75The pacification of vendetta187
76Legal penalties against vendetta: Florence, 1325188
77The customs of the citizens of Piacenza, 1388189
78Fine clothing only conceals the dirt193
79'Greed was greater' after the plague194
80Civil law on clandestine marriage195
81Advice on the management of wives and daughters195
82Sorrowful marriages197
83Women and the patrimony: dowry law198
84Women in the lawcourts198
85Cross-dressing199
86Women in the streets200
87Confinement of prostitutes and pimps201
88Sumptuary law: Parma, 1258202
89Sumptuary law: Bologna, 1288, 1398202
90Women cleverly evade the law205
91Assistance to converted Jews: Perugia, 1298207
92Exemptions and privileges to Jews208
93Jews as the enemies of the cross: Florence209
94'The domestic enemy': female slaves210
95Contract of sale of a slave, 1388211
VPolitical structures213
96A guild-based regime: Perugia216
97Elections of the doges of Venice218
98Bell-ringers220
99Constitutional reforms at Florence221
100Regulations for councils in Pisa, 1286 and 1317224
101A short-lasting lordship: Pisa, 1365-8226
102A shortlived 'tyranny': Fermo, 1376-80229
103A long-lasting lordship: Ferrara, 1264230
104Consolidation of a lordship: Verona, 1295232
105Political spectacle: Florence and Ferrara233
106Good government under lords: Milan235
107The end of communal liberty I: Pisa, 1406238
108The end of communal liberty II: Padua, 1405241
Further reading245
Index246

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