The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages

by Trevor Dean

Part of the Manchester Medieval Sources Series

The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages Synopsis

The towns of Italy in the later middle ages presents over one hundred fascinating documents, carefully selected and coordinated from the richest, most innovative and most documented society of the European Middle Ages. No other English language sourcebook has the same geographical or chronological range. This collection is carefully structured around the crisis of the fourteenth century and arranged in contrasting groups of texts. By connecting documents in translation to recent scholarship and debates, it addresses five key areas of medieval urban history: the physical environment, civic religion, economy, society and politics. Offers students well-translated and effectively contextualised documents along with some guidance to the secondary work of Italian scholars which is largely inaccessible to undergraduate students. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719052040
Publication date: 25th May 2000
Author: Trevor Dean
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Urban communities,

About Trevor Dean

Trevor Dean is Professor of Medieval History at Roehampton Institute, London -- .

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