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. -- .
|Publication date:||25th May 2000|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Categories:||European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Urban communities,|
Trevor Dean is Professor of Medieval History at Roehampton Institute, London -- .More About Trevor Dean