Medieval Rome. Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150 by Chris Wickham

By Chris Wickham

This quantity doesnt simply search to inform the tale of town from the normal Church viewpoint as an alternative, it engages in stories of the citys processions, fabric tradition, criminal modifications, and experience of the earlier, trying to get to the bottom of the complexities of Roman cultural identification, together with its city economic system, social background as visible around the various strata of society, and the articulation among the citys areas. This new technique serves to underpin an immense reinterpretation of Romes political heritage within the period of the reform papacy, one of many maximum crises in Romes historical past, which had a resonance around the whole continent. Medieval Rome is the main systematic research ever made from and a part centuries of Romes background, one that observed centuries of balance undermined by way of exterior obstacle and the lengthy interval of reconstruction which undefined.

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23 Romans had an articulated and explicit sense of the city’s monumental and symbolic geography, structured by processional routes past buildings both secular and ecclesiastical. This can often also serve as a real counterpoint to sometimes-monochrome documents recording ecclesiastical leases or sales of one-storeyed urban houses, and I shall use it as such, particularly when looking at the area between S. Maria Nova and the Colosseo (below, pp. 292–303). Finally, and not least, I shall pay attention to archaeology.

Note that these lists, long though they are, understate the total numbers; there are a number of small churches in the 1186 S. Lorenzo in Damaso bull, for example (this chapter, n. 19), which they do not include. 10 Medieval Rome different collections, gaining depth of focus as he (or, more rarely, she) does. This is less common in Rome, where the micro-geographical fields of the major document collections are more focused, and do not overlap very much—a problem exacerbated by the physical size of the city’s landscape.

45 Beolchini, Tusculum II; Toubert, Les structures. 46 Toubert, Les structures, pp. 1191–257, 1314–48. Grand Narratives 19 successors is still the starting point for the study of Rome’s pre-‘reform’ cultural history; and part of it located in the intellectual framework of ‘twelfth-century Renaissance’ studies. 48 Rome is seen by scholars such as Conte not in the negative, as a drag on the historic potential of its rulers, but rather as a model for other cities, in its development of complex law and bureaucratic government.

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