The first English-language survey of medieval and modern Sardinia, this volume offers access to long-awaited European scholarship on a critical missing link in the Mediterranean. Based on new archaeological fieldwork and current research from a variety of academic perspectives— architecture, colonialism, ecclesiastic history, cartography, demography, law, musicology, politics, trade, and urban planning—the authors provide the foundation to incorporate Sardinia into a broader European history. Among other contributions, archaeology adds critical insight into the relationship between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish inhabitants of Sardinia, through examinations of urban and rural settlement patterns. This volume aims to stimulate further analysis of the critical role Sardinia has played as one of the largest and most strategically located islands in the Mediterranean.
Contributors are Laura Biccone, Nathalie Bouloux, Henri Bresc, Marco Cadinu, Roberto Coroneo, Laura Galoppini, Henrike Haug, Michelle Hobart, Rossana Martorelli, Giampaolo Mele, Marco Milanese, Giovanni Murgia, Gian Giacomo Ortu, Daniela Rovina, Olivetta Schena, Cecilia Tasca, Raimondo Turtas, and Corrado Zedda.
Michelle Hobart, Ph.D. (2006) Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Science and Art in New York, is an archaeologist and architectural historian specializing in the medieval history of the Mediterranean; forthcoming publications include
A Frontier Castle in Southern Etruria: Final Report of the Archaeological research at Capalbiaccio/Tricosto (Grosseto, Italy) (1976 - 2010).
AcknowledgementsList of Figures and PlatesNotes on ContributorsSardinia as a Crossroads in the Mediterranean: An IntroductionMichelle Hobart
Setting the Scene
Archives and Documents Pertaining to the History of Medieval SardiniaOlivetta Schena 2
Sardinia in Geographical Descriptions and Maps from the Middle AgesNathalie Bouloux
Overview of Sardinian History (500–1500)Laura Galoppini 4
A Revision of Sardinian History between the Eleventh and Twelfth CenturiesCorrado Zedda 5
Medieval and Modern Sicily and the Kingdoms of Sardinia and CorsicaHenri Bresc 6
Jews in Sardinia: From Antiquity to the Edict of Expulsion of 1492Ceclia Tasca 7
The Sardinian ChurchRaimondo Turtas 8
The Struggle for Sardinia in the Twelfth Century: Textual and Architectural Evidence from Genoa and PisaHenrike Haug 9
Establishing Power and Law in Medieval and Modern SardiniaGian Giacomo Ortu 10
Spanish Sardinia: Conflicts and AlliancesGiovanni Murgia
Contribution of Archaeology to Medieval and Modern SardiniaMarco Milanese 12
CagliariRossana Martorelli 13
SassariDaniela Rovina 14
Catalan Alghero: Historical Perspectives from the Vantage Point of Medieval ArchaeologyMarco Milanese 15
Medieval and Early Modern PotteryLaura Biccone 16
Fashion and JewelryDaniela Rovina
A Historical Overview of Musical Worship and Culture in Medieval SardiniaGiampaolo Mele 18
Architecture in Sardinia from the Fifth to the Sixteenth CenturiesRoberto Coroneo 19
Urban Planning and New Towns in Medieval SardiniaMarco Cadinu
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