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Title The making of medieval Sardinia / edited by Alex Metcalfe, Hervin Fernández-Aceves and Marco Muresu
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps
Series The medieval mediterranean : peoples, economies and cultures, 400-1500, 0928-5520 ; volume 128
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 128.
Contents Half Title -- Series Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Maps and FIgures -- List of Contributors -- Abbreviations -- The Making of Medieval Sardinia: A Historiographical Introduction -- 1 Sardinia in the Roman Empire -- 2 The Advent of Christianity -- 3 Byzantinisation in Sardinia -- 4 The Monetary Economy of Byzantine Sardinia and the Question of the Mint -- 5 Post-conquest Africa and Sardinia -- 6 Sardinia and the Muslims -- 7 From Archontes to Iudikes -- 8 The Latin Church, Charters and the Condaghes -- 9 Architecture and the Arts
Chapter 1 Discovery, Invention, and Supposition: Three Case Studies from Medieval Sardinia -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Cuerpos santos, Their 'archaeology' and the Beginning of an Imagined Medieval Past -- 3 The Falsi of Arborea and the Historiography of Medieval Sardinia in the Nineteenth Century -- 4 Of Saints and Charters: Shaping Sardinian 'national' Memory -- 5 A New Quest: The Seals of the Carte volgari -- Chapter 2 Ancient Historical Contexts: Phoenicians, Carthage, Rome and the Barbaricini -- 1 Prehistory
2 The Late Nuragic Period: The Heroes of Mont'e Prama, Aristotle and Timeless Therapeutic Sleep -- 3 Phoenicians and Carthaginians in Sardinia -- 4 Roman Occupation: Clientage and the Fortunes of the Populares -- 5 Inland Barbaria -- 6 On the Ethnic Origin of the Sards -- 7 A 'national' History: Natio, Gens, Genus According to Cicero and Varro -- 8 The Revolts -- 9 The Latifundia Economy -- 10 An Island Society -- 11 Sardo-Punic and Roman Institutions -- 12 Popular Religiosity: Sardus Pater -- 13 Christianity -- 14 The Vandals -- 15 The Byzantine Era -- 16 Roman Heritage in Medieval Sardinia
Chapter 3 Saints, Cults, Sanctuaries, and Monasteries -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Saints and Monks in the Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Sixth Century -- 3 The Seventh Century -- 4 The Eighth-Century 'break' in the Byzantine Empire and Its Effects on the Spread of Cults and Monasticism in Sardinia -- 5 The Ninth Century and the 'Macedonian Renaissance': A New Hellenisation of Sardinia? -- 6 The Tenth and the Eleventh Centuries: The End of the Byzantine Age in Sardinia -- Chapter 4 Early Muslim Raids on Byzantine Sardinia -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Chronology and Sources for the Raids of the 700s
3 Muslim Strategies against Sicily and Sardinia: To Raid or to Conquer? -- 4 Sardinia in Early Muslim Political Geographies -- 5 Occidentalism: Perceptions of Sardinia's Politics and People -- 6 Conquest Historiography: From Didactic Fictions to Annalistic Chronicles -- 7 Western Historiography: From the Medieval to the Renaissance -- 8 Early Modern Arabists and Risorgimento Orientalists -- 9 New Theories: Linguistics, Toponymy and Dialect Studies -- 10 Back to the Future: Pseudo-Methodius' Apocalypse -- 11 The Muslim Periphery in the Central Mediterranean -- 12 Summary and Conclusions
Summary "This landmark volume combines classic and revisionist essays to explore the historiography of Sardinia's exceptional transition from an island of the Byzantine empire to the rise of its own autonomous rulers, the iudikes, by the 1000s. In addition to Sardinia's contacts with the Byzantines, Muslim North Africa and Spain, Lombard Italy, Genoa, Pisa, and the papacy, recent and older evidence is analysed through Latin, Greek and Arabic sources, vernacular charters and cartularies, the testimony of coinage, seals, onomastics and epigraphy as well as the Sardinia's early medieval churches, arts, architecture and archaeology. The result is an important new critique of state formation at the margins of Byzantium, Islam, and the Latin West with the creation of lasting cultural, political and linguistic frontiers in the western Mediterranean. Contributors are Hervin Fernández-Aceves, Luciano Gallinari, Rossana Martorelli, Attilio Mastino, Alex Metcalfe, Marco Muresu, Michele Orrù, Andrea Pala, Giulio Paulis, Giovanni Strinna, Alberto Virdis, Maurizio Virdis, and Corrado Zedda"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 21, 2021)
Subject Historiography
SUBJECT Sardinia (Italy) -- History -- 456-1297 -- Historiography
Subject Italy -- Sardinia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Metcalfe, A. (Alex), editor.
Fernández-Aceves, Hervin, editor.
Muresu, Marco, editor.
LC no. 2021030091
ISBN 9789004467545