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Title Medieval Italy : texts in translation / edited by Katherine L. Jansen, Joanna Drell, and Frances Andrews
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 589 pages) : illustrations
Series The Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Contents Disease and medical practice. Medicine in southern Italy : six texts (twelfth-fourteenth centuries) ; Matteo Villani on plague and malaria (1357-58) ; The curriculum in arts and medicine at Bologna (early fifteenth century) ; Dissection at Bologna (early fifteenth century) ; Surgery at Bologna (1405) -- Varieties of religious experience : the Christian tradition. The Pataria : Andrea da Strumi's passion of Arialdo (late eleventh century) ; Miracles of Bishop Giovanni Cacciafronte of Vicenza (1226) ; Life of Raymond "the palmer" of Piacenza (1212) ; Life of Umiliana de' Cerchi (1246) ; Franco Sacchetti on "modern saints" (ca. 1365) ; The humiliati : five texts (1184-thirteenth century) ; Albertanus of Brescia : sermon to a confraternity (1250) ; The confraternity of Misericordia Maggiore in Bergamo : three texts (1282-1362) ; Civic veneration of the saints at Siena : six texts (1326-39) ; Opicino de Canistris : confessions of a parish priest (1336) -- Marriage, family, and children. Family and marriage in Lombard Salerno : three texts (1008-78) ; Geoffrey Malaterra on the marriage of Matilda and Raymond of Toulouse : two texts (ca. 1080) ; Frederick II's legislation on adultery and prostitution (1231) ; The 'Customs of Salerno' on dowries (1251) ; Disputed marriage in Bologna (ca. late thirteenth century) ; Trees of consanguinity and affinity (ca. 1310-30) ; Marriage, family, and children in the Datini family : nine texts (1375-1401) ; Marriage, dowry, and remarriage in the Sassetti household (1384-97) ; Family and children in the 'Libro di Ricordi' of Luca da Panzano (1425-46) -- Education and erudition. Giovanni Villani on the schools of Florence (late 1330s) ; Schooling for a girl (1399, 1402) ; Grammar school : two texts (1360s, 1406) ; Learning to read : 'La tavola' (ca. mid-fourteenth century) ; Learning to Latinize : 'Donadello' (ca. mid-fourteenth century) ; Learning to reckon : Leonardo Fibonacci's 'Book of Abbaco' (1202; revised 1228) ; Universitas : a papal bull in favor of the University of Bologna (1220) ; Duties of the rectors of the Universitates at Bologna (1317-47) ; Rules governing booksellers at Bologna (1317-47) ; Frederick II 'On the art of hunting with birds' (ca. 1428) ; A graduation sermon of Robert of Anjou, King of Naples (fourteenth century) -- Social memory, history, commemoration. A bilingual Jewish tombstone inscription in Oria (eighth century) ; Composite chronicles from Bari (ca. 1000-1117) ; Will of Docibilis I of Gaeta (906) ; Foundation of a monastery in Byzantine Calabria (1053/4) ; 'The scroll of genealogy of Ahimaaz ben Paltiel : Jewish learning, myth, and ideals in an uncertain Salentine world (1054) ; Henry of Rimini's paean to Venice (ca. 1300) ; Four Bolognese wills (1337) ; 'Chronicle of Parthenope' (Naples, fourteenth century) ; Philipoctus de Caserta's song text on Louis, Duke of Anjou (ca. 1382) ; Gift-giving in Paduan churches : four texts (1374-1405) ; Church inventories from Cortona : two texts (1429) -- Chronology -- Maps -- Genealogical tables -- Medieval popes, ca. 950-1430
The countryside and its dependencies. Land leasing and legal status in southern Italy : three texts (964-86) ; Land, money, and grain : two customary leases in the Diocese of Florence (1073, 1115) ; A bequest of town and countryside properties in Eboli (1152) ; Sharecropping in the Sienese contado : three texts (1232, 1257, 1293) ; Bonvesin della Riva on Milan and its contado (1288) ; Giovanni Villani on food shortages and famine in central Italy (1329-30, 1347-48) ; A rebellion in Firenzuola (1402) -- Spheres and structures of power : ecclesial and secular. The bishopric of Florence and the foundation of San Miniato al Monte (1013) ; Proprietary religious houses in the Diocese of Salerno (1047-92) ; The commune and Bishop of Florence forbid the alienation of ecclesiastical property (1159) ; Episcopal lordship : scenes from the life of Ubaldo da Gubbio (ca. 1160) ; Federigo Visconti's pastoral visitation to Sardinia (1263) ; Origins of the commune of Cremora : three texts (996-1097) ; Mechanisms of communal government : five texts (1143-84) ; Empire and cities in the late twelfth century : the Peace of Constance and its aftermath : two texts (1183, 1216) ; Twelfth-century administration of Corleone : two texts (1182, 1178-83) ; Giovanni Villani on the ascent of the popolo in Florence (1250, 1293) ; The standard bearer of Lucca appeals to local patriotism (1397) -- The commercial revolution. A Genoese apprenticeship contract (1221) ; Guild regulations for the oil vendors and grocers of Florence (1318) ; The Venetian mint after the Black Death : three texts (1353) ; State-run shipping in Venice (1398) ; International networks in the Mediterranean (1400) ; Transportation of commodities (1401) ; Two cargo manifests (1400, 1399) ; A run on a bank (1400) ; Debt remission (1400) ; Trade and diplomacy (1400) ; Protectionist legislation (1400) ; Usury : six texts (1161-1419)
Violence, warfare, and peace. The destruction of the monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno (mid-twelfth century) ; The Genoese capture of Almería (1147) ; Ibn al-Athīr on Sicilian Muslims under Christian rule : the 'Complete testament of history' (twelfth century) ; Giovanni Cadagnello on factional strife in Piacenza (1232-35) ; Giovanni Villani on the origins of the Guelfs and Ghibellines in Florence (ca. 1300) ; Vendetta in fourteenth-century Siena (1321-46) ; Charles of Anjou on the battle of Tagliacozzo (1268) ; Giovanni Regina on Angevin military success against the Empire (1328) ; Matteo Villani on peace and the common good (fourteenth century) ; A mercenary soldier : John Hawkwood (1369) ; Alliance in exile between the radical Ciompi and magnates against the Florentine guild republic (1379) ; Lordships and city-state rivalry in Lombardy and the Veneto (1390-1405) ; Maritime warfare and piracy : three texts on Genoa and Venice (1380-1403) -- Law and order. Property rights and the legal system in Salerno (1044) ; Roman law and legal studies : three texts (ca. 1124-66) ; Odofredus announces his course on Roman law at Bologna (ca. 1230) ; The laws of King Roger II (ca. 1140s) ; A peace contract (1274) ; Regulating consumption and ritual behavior : four texts (1289-1343) ; Regulation of brothels in Florence : two texts (thirteenth century and 1346) ; The long arm of the Florentine law : two texts (1343, 1345) ; Bartolus of Sassoferrato on the making of citizens (fourteenth century) ; A trial for witchcraft at Todi (1428) ; A question of identity in Venetian Crete (1438) -- The build environment. Incastellamento : two texts from Verona (906, 923) ; A bath in southwest Italy (1047) ; Bishop Daibert's order on the height of towers in Pisa (1090) ; Ibn Jubayr's account of Messina and Palermo (1184-85) ; The baptistry of Parma : fourteen texts (1196-1321) ; Charles of Anjou on the foundation of a Cistercian monastery near Scurcola (Abruzzo, 1274) ; Foundation of a French monastery in Abruzzo : Santa Maria della Vittoria (1277) ; A contract for stonework for the monastery of Santa Maria di Realvalle (near Naples, 1279) ; Jewish and Greek patronage in Apulia : two texts (1313/14, 1372/73) ; Ordering the Piazza del Campo of Siena (1309) ; On the city walls and build environment of Pavia (1330) -- Rome, the papacy, and papal politics ; Matilda of Canossa, papal patron : two texts (eleventh century) ; The marvels of Rome (1143) ; Arnald of Brescia at Rome (ca. 1162-66) ; Innocent III to the hospital of Santo Spirito in Sassia (1208) ; A dispute with Pope Innocent III over customary rights in Alatri (1212) ; Piero della Vigna's invective against the pope (mid-thirteenth century) ; The jubilee year of 1300 : three texts (1300) ; Cola di Rienzo and fourteenth-century Rome : twelve texts (fourteenth century) ; The pacification of the patrimony of St. Peter (1355-59)
Summary "Medieval Italy gathers together an unparalleled selection of newly translated primary sources from the central and later Middle Ages, a period during which Italy was famous for its diverse cultural landscape of urban towers and fortified castles, the spirituality of Saints Francis and Clare, and the vernacular poetry of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. The texts highlight the continuities with the medieval Latin West while simultaneously emphasizing the ways in which Italy was exceptional, particularly for its cities that drove Mediterranean trade, its new communal forms of government, the impact of the papacy's temporal claims on the central peninsula, and the richly textured religious life of the mainland and its islands." "A unique feature of this volume is its incorporation of the southern part of the peninsula and Sicily - the glittering Norman court at Palermo, the multicultural emporium of the south, and the kingdoms of Frederick II - into a larger narrative of Italian history."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English translated variously from Latin, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Hebrew, or Greek
Print version record
Subject Italy -- History -- 1268-1492 -- Sources.
Italy -- History -- 476-1268 -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Andrews, Frances.
Drell, Joanna H., 1965-
Jansen, Katherine Ludwig, 1957-
ISBN 0812206061 (electronic bk.)
9780812206067 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; acid-free paper)
(hbk. ; acid-free paper)