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Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca
     

Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

by Chris Wickham
 

This book investigates a gap in Italian historiography by examining rural rather than city communes. Wickham's discussion of a group of villages around Lucca is the first detailed study of the origin of organized village communities in Italy to appear in over 70 years. It shows how the 12th-century social and political structures of the countryside ran alongside

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This book investigates a gap in Italian historiography by examining rural rather than city communes. Wickham's discussion of a group of villages around Lucca is the first detailed study of the origin of organized village communities in Italy to appear in over 70 years. It shows how the 12th-century social and political structures of the countryside ran alongside those of the city.

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"Wickham...offers an acute discussion of previous scholarship on the subject and an extensive and updated bibliography."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198207047
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

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Chris Wickham is the Editor of Past & Present.

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