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Genova, Venezia e la Crociata Mediterranea nel tardo Trecento (1348-1402)
Dopo la perdita della Terra Santa, nel 1291, la pratica e l'idea di crociata andarono incontro a profondi cambiamenti. Anche il mondo circostante, d'altronde, era scosso da epidemie e problemi endemici, che si legavano a un crescente disinteresse per l'impresa d'oltremare. Nella seconda metà del Trecento il testimone della crociata nel Mediterraneo fu raccolto dai protagonisti più inaspettati: i mercanti genovesi e veneziani. Il problema delle loro motivazioni - materiali o religiose - è al centro dell'indagine. Lo studio di cronache, testamenti, documenti, atti governativi, opere letterarie, resoconti economici, corrispondenza e bolle papali, permette di delineare la mentalità e l'attitudine di genovesi e veneziani, che frequentavano i mari del Levante e ne conoscevano la complessità. Essi erano veramente solo degli opportunisti? Tra diplomazia, iniziative private, guerre e commercio, è possibile ricostruire la crociata pragmatica dei mercanti italiani.
An Annotated English Translation of the Vulgata recension with Latin Text
The Libri Feudorum (the ‘books of fiefs’) are the earliest written body of feudal customs in Europe, codified in northern Italy c.1100-1250, which gave rise to feudal law as a branch of civil law. Their role in shaping modern ideas of feudalism has aroused an intense debate among medievalists, leading to deep re-thinking of the ‘feudal’ vocabulary and categories.
This book offers an up-to-date English translation with a working Latin text introduced by a historical and historiographical overview of the Libri, thereby providing a valuable tool to understanding the long-standing importance of this collection over nine centuries of European history.
AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art is a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary book series publishing scholarly work on a variety of aspects of technology, science, art, and architecture of the Middle Ages. The series publishes works that emphasize the interrelationship of these fields. In doing so, the series aims to promote a cross-disciplinary perspective, and submissions are encouraged from any field of study, including (but not limited to) history, art and architectural history, manuscript studies, literature, and history of science. Studies with a closer focus or works examining wider contexts and global developments are equally welcomed. The series publishes monographs, thematic edited volumes, and, on occasion, text editions and translations. All proposals from early career projects to those from established scholars are invited.

The series is published in affiliation with the Association Villard de Honnecourt for Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art (AVISTA), an international society dedicated to the cross-disciplinary exploration of the linked fields of technology, science and art in the Middle Ages.

This series was published by Routledge until August 2020. For volumes published before August 2020, please contact Routledge.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the Publisher at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond.

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A Companion to Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Cordoba cover the history and culture of Roman, late antique, Visigoth and al-Andalus Cordoba in nineteen contributions, from the foundation of the city in the 169/168 B.C. by the praetor Marcus Claudius Marcellus to the end of the Muslim period in 1236 B.C., when the city fell into the hands of Ferdinand III the Saint, King of Castile.

Making use of archaeological data and historical sources, combined with the latest research on the various fields under study, its authors give a compelling account of Cordoba’s most important archaeological, urban, political, legal, social, cultural and religious facets throughout the most exciting fifteen centuries of the city.