A History of Pisa Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

by William Heywood

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History Series

A History of Pisa Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Synopsis

William Heywood (1857-1919) experiencd a variety of jobs, including working as a lawyer, a cowboy and a newspaper editor, before retiring to Siena in Italy in 1894 and becoming a specialist in medieval Italian history. His unorthodox background is shown in his holistic interpretation of the growth of Pisa in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, in contrast to the treatment of historical material by contemporary historians. Heywood examines the politics, society and religion of Pisa to chart the growth of the city from a small port at the end of the Roman period to a powerful city-state by the end of the twelfth century. He is also the first historian to recognise the importance of maritime power struggles between other city-states as an integral part of Pisa's rise to power. This volume provides a valuable addition to the study of the historiography of medieval Italy.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108010139
Publication date: 26th August 2010
Author: William Heywood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 328 pages
Categories: European history,

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