A History of Pisa: Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
William Heywood (1857-1919) experiencd a variety of jobs, including working as a lawyer, a cowboy and a newspaper editor, before retiring to Siena in Italy in 1894 and becoming a specialist in medieval Italian history. His unorthodox background is shown in his holistic interpretation of the growth of Pisa in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, in contrast to the treatment of historical material by contemporary historians. Heywood examines the politics, society and religion of Pisa to chart the growth of the city from a small port at the end of the Roman period to a powerful city-state by the end of the twelfth century. He is also the first historian to recognise the importance of maritime power struggles between other city-states as an integral part of Pisa's rise to power. This volume provides a valuable addition to the study of the historiography of medieval Italy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents1. A floating republic; 2. The expulsion of Mogahid from Sardinia; 3. The expeditions against Palermo and Mehdia; 4. The first crusade; 5. The Balearic expedition; 6. War with Genoa; 7. The war with the Normans; 8. Into the vortex; 9. Pisan colonies; 10. Frederick Barbarossa; 11. Expulsion of the Genoese from Constantinople; 12. Barisone of Arborea; 13. Rainald of Cologne; 14. Genoa and Lucca against Pisa; 15. Christian of Mayence; 16. The communes deprived of their Contadi; 17. Pisa and the Emperor Henry VI; 18. 'The Great Refusal'; 19. Pisa under the government of the consuls; 20. Consorterie Gentilizie; 22. From consuls to potestà; Bibliographical appendix; Index.