Courts and Conflict in Twelfth-Century Tuscany

Courts and Conflict in Twelfth-Century Tuscany

by Chris Wickham
     
 

This study of disputes and their settlement in twelfth- century Tuscany is more than just legal history. Studded with colorful contemporary narratives, the book explores the mindsets of medieval Italians, and examines the legal framework which structured their society. Chris Wickham uncovers the interrelationships and collisions between different legal systems, and

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This study of disputes and their settlement in twelfth- century Tuscany is more than just legal history. Studded with colorful contemporary narratives, the book explores the mindsets of medieval Italians, and examines the legal framework which structured their society. Chris Wickham uncovers the interrelationships and collisions between different legal systems, and in doing so provides a new understanding of mentalities and power in the Italian city-state.

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"Few historians are as knowledgeable about medieval Italy—and the Toscana in particular—as Chris Wickham, and one is, therefore, most grateful for the translation of this important work."—American Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265862
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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University of Birmingham

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