IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1027: Social Conflicts, Kinship Structures, and Local Communities in Early Medieval Italy in the 8th-11th Centuries, III: Through Renovation and Continuity - Venice and Its Neighbours from the 9th to the 11th Century

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:PRIN: Conflitti sociali, strutture parentali e comunità locali nell’Italia altomedievale (VIII-XI secolo)
Organisers:Annamaria Pazienza, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Chiara Provesi, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Moderator/Chair:Stefano Gasparri, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Paper 1027-aVenetian Placiti as Narrative: Memory and Identity of a Local Community in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Annamaria Pazienza, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1027-bAn Empire for the Locals: Power and Identity in Early Medieval Istria
(Language: English)
Francesco Borri, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Local History, Mentalities
Paper 1027-cDisputes and Connections: Venice's Affairs in the Regnum Italiae
(Language: English)
Chiara Provesi, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Local History, Social History
Abstract

Historians have always dealt with the early history of Venice as if its development was an exceptional case in Italy. Although there are specific, peculiar characteristics which cannot be denied, the story of the emergence of Venice on the political scene nevertheless betrays several points of comparison with other areas of the Italian mainland and the Adriatic gulf in the period from the 9th to the 10th century. This session aims to shed new light on the written sources of the whole area through a comparative approach and to show, without presuppositions, how renovation and continuity, in social, economic and institutional structures, shaped Venice’s identity and that of its neighbouring towns.