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Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow, and Patricia Skinner

Abstract

This volume encompasses a comprehensive collection of recent work in medieval Italian history and the archaeology of settlement and exchange by an international cast of contributors, arranged within a broad context of studies on other regions and on major historical transitions in Europe from c.400 to c.1400CE. Taking different approaches, all the contributors reflect on the contribution made to the field of medieval history by Chris Wickham, whose own work spans studies based on close archival work (focused on Tuscany and Lazio) to broad and ambitious statements on economic exchange and socia ... More

Keywords: Italian history, medieval, social change, transitions, economic change, archaeology, settlement, exchange, lords, peasants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777601
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777601.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Balzaretti, editor
Associate Professor of Medieval History, University of Nottingham

Julia Barrow, editor
Professor of Medieval History, University of Leeds

Patricia Skinner, editor
Personal Chair in History, University of Swansea

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Italy and the Early Middle Ages

Ross Balzaretti, Julia Barrow, and Patricia Skinner

Lodare ‘il Wickham’

Cristina La Rocca

I Lords and Peasants: Frames for the Middle Ages

5 Gender and the Gift

Pauline Stafford

12 Reframing Norman Italy

Sandro Carocci*

II Texts and Memory

15 Topographic Memory

Elizabeth Fentress

III Economic Resources

24 Chestnuts in Charters

Ross Balzaretti

IV The Spiritual Economy

33 The Two Republics

Mayke de Jong

36 Como and Padua

Frances Andrews