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The Resource Sleepwalking into a new world : the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century, Chris Wickham

Sleepwalking into a new world : the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century, Chris Wickham

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Sleepwalking into a new world : the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century
Title
Sleepwalking into a new world
Title remainder
the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century
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Chris Wickham
Title variation
Emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century
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eng
Summary
Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government-the commune-arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most important political and cultural innovations of the medieval world. Chris Wickham provides richly textured portraits of three cities-Milan, Pisa, and Rome-and sets them against a vibrant backcloth of other towns. He argues that, in all but a few cases, the elites of these cities and towns developed one of the first nonmonarchical forms of government in medieval Europe, unaware that they were creating something altogether new. Wickham makes clear that the Italian city commune was by no means a democracy in the modern sense, but that it was so novel that outsiders did not know what to make of it. He describes how, as the old order unraveled, the communes emerged, governed by consular elites "chosen by the people," and subject to neither emperor nor king. They regularly fought each other, yet they grew organized and confident enough to ally together to defeat Frederick Barbarossa, the German emperor, at the Battle of Legnano in 1176. Sleepwalking into a New World reveals how the development of the autonomous city-state took place, which would in the end make possible the robust civic culture of the Renaissance
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1950-
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Wickham, Chris
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Lawrence Stone lectures
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  • Italy
  • Communal living
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Communal living
  • Italy
  • Stadt
  • Stadtstaat
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Italien
  • Italië
  • Communes
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Sleepwalking into a new world : the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century, Chris Wickham
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgements -- A Note On Personal Names -- Chapter 1 COMMUNES -- Chapter 2 MILAN -- Chapter 3 PISA -- Chapter 4 ROME -- Chapter 5 ITALY -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn897466395
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online
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9781400865826
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rdamedia
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  • eddcb60d-dc62-4479-9253-06bc7176d491
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(OCoLC)897466395
Label
Sleepwalking into a new world : the emergence of Italian city communes in the twelfth century, Chris Wickham
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgements -- A Note On Personal Names -- Chapter 1 COMMUNES -- Chapter 2 MILAN -- Chapter 3 PISA -- Chapter 4 ROME -- Chapter 5 ITALY -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn897466395
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttbb4g03
  • eddcb60d-dc62-4479-9253-06bc7176d491
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)897466395

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