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Medieval Rome: Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150 Chris Wickham

Medieval Rome: Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150

Chris Wickham

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ISBN : 9780199684960
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512 pages
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Medieval Rome analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesnt merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint- instead, it engages in studies ofMoreMedieval Rome analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesnt merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint- instead, it engages in studies of the citys processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past, seeking to unravel the complexities of Roman cultural identity, including its urban economy, social history as seen across the different strata of society, and the articulation between the citys regions.This new approach serves to underpin a major reinterpretation of Romes political history in the era of the reform papacy, one of the greatest crises in Romes history, which had a resonance across the entire continent. Medieval Rome is the most systematic analysis ever made of two and a half centuries of Romes history, one which saw centuries of stability undermined by external crisis and the long period of reconstruction which followed.