The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages (Manchester by Trevor Dean

By Trevor Dean

The cities of Italy within the later center a long time provides over 100 interesting files, rigorously chosen and coordinated from the richest, so much cutting edge and such a lot documented society of the ecu heart a while: the city civilization of Italy. After a basic creation, the publication is split into 5 sections on actual setting, civic faith, economic climate, society and politics. every one rfile is separately brought and set in its personal context.

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San Petronio, whose tomb lay in the church of Santo Stefano, had been adopted as a patron of the city in the thirteenth century, but this association strengthened in the fourteenth century, with official processions, miracles [31], and a two-week fair around his feast-day (4 October). 37 Matthaei de Griffonibus Memoriale historicum de rebus bononiensium, ed. L. Frati and A. Sorbelli, RIS, vol. 18, pt. 2, p. 83; Corpus chronicorum bononiensium, ed. A. Sorbelli, in RIS, vol. 18, pt. 1 (4 vols), vol.

Pp. 31–2. 22 The Paduan campo was equal to about 3,863 sq. m. 23 On this poet, see most recently S. Epstein, Genoa and the Genoese, 958–1528 (Chapel Hill, 1996), pp. 166–71; also L. Martines, Power and Imagination: City-States in Renaissance Italy (New York, 1979), pp. 87–93. Ch1 21 18/1/00, 4:55 pm 22 THE TOWNS OF ITALY IN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES into foreign hands. No prince or baron has ever been able to bring it into subjection or to take away its freedom. It has a fine, beautiful circuit of walls, that circles it right round, with a bank outside the wall, since there is no need for a ditch.

It is protected by narrow passes, and near and far by great hills which prevent it falling 21 This first palace is dated to c. 1160: C. G. Mor, ‘Il Palazzo della Ragione nella vita di Padova’, in Il Palazzo della Ragione di Padova (Venice, 1963), pp. 2–3. It was enlarged and made more ‘majestic’ in the early fourteenth century: C. , pp. 31–2. 22 The Paduan campo was equal to about 3,863 sq. m. 23 On this poet, see most recently S. Epstein, Genoa and the Genoese, 958–1528 (Chapel Hill, 1996), pp.

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