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Structures of Power: From Imperial Villa to Monastic Estate at Villamagna, Italy

Elizabeth Fentress and Caroline Goodson

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In early medieval Italy, some settlements were anchored on Roman sites which provided authority and legitimacy for their post-Roman inhabitants. This chapter examines the use and reuse of an ancient ... More


Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Ariel Toaff

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The latter part of the thirteenth century is regarded as a key period in the history of Italian Jewry. During that time many Jewish communities sprang up in the regions of central and northern Italy. ... More


A Tale of Three Cities: History and Histories

Veronica West-Harling

in Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

After a brief recall of Italian history from late antiquity to 750, this chapter provides a city-by-city history from the end of the Exarchate to 1000. The history of Rome follows the Lombard crises ... More


Introduction

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of Jewish communities in the regions of central and northern Italy. The growth of these new communities, which archival documentation ... More


Introduction

Veronica West-Harling

in Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter sets out the chronological span and the geographical spread of the book, the questions asked, and the methodology followed. It examines the source material and their ... More


The French of Outremer Beyond the Holy Land

Fabio Zinelli

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Italy, so often the point of transit between Latin West and Latin East, also played a critical role as cultural mediator. The scripta of Outremer French, in texts written in Italy both before and ... More


Converts and Apostates

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the phenomenon of conversion and baptism in the Italian cities of the late Middle Ages, assessing its impact on the Jewish community. The Jews of late medieval Italy were ... More


Merchants and Craftsmen

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish merchants and craftsmen in late medieval Italy. Jewish carters and pack-saddle makers hired out their goods and conveyances for a daily or weekly rate. These carters from ... More


Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Veronica West-Harling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The richest and most politically complex regions in Italy in the earliest Middle Ages were the Byzantine sections of the peninsula, thanks to their links with the most coherent early medieval state, ... More


Medieval Amalfi and its Diaspora, 800-1250

Patricia Skinner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646272
eISBN:
9780191751493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646272.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

‘Rich in gold and cloths’? This is the first full-length study of the history of medieval maritime republic of Amalfi that addresses both the internal political, social and economic history of Amalfi ... More


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