Italy in the Central Middle Ages: 1000-1300 / Edition 1

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Overview


Incorporating the latest developments in the study of the period, a team of leading international scholars provides a fresh and dynamic picture of a period of great transformation in the political, cultural, and economic life of the Italian peninsula, which witnessed the rise of autonomous city states in the north, the creation of a powerful kingdom in the south, and the development of the Italian language as a vehicle for literary expression.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199247042
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Short Oxford History of Italy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,319,193
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. He has published widely on the history of the Mediterranean from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, David Abulafia
1. Cities and Communes, Eddie Coleman
2. Law and Monarchy, Hiroshi Takayama
3. Papal Italy, Brenda Bolton
4. The Signori, Trevor Dean
5. Trade and Navigation, Marco Tangheroni
6. The Family, Steven Epstein
7. Rural Italy, Duane Osheim
8. Religious Life, Daniel Bornstein
9. Material Life, Patricia Skinner
10. Language and Culture, Alberto Varvaro
11. The Italian Other: Greeks, Jews, and Muslims, David Abulafia
12. Sardinia and Italy, Marco Tangheroni
Conclusion, David Abulafia

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