IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1232: Interactions among Northern Italian Towns in the Long 13th Century

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh
Organiser:Gianluca Raccagni, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Brown, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1232-aPeer Polity Interaction in the Italian City Communes
(Language: English)
Edward Coleman, Department of History,
Edward Coleman, Department of History,
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1232-bThe First Crusade Against a Holy Roman Emperor and Its Impact: The Evolution of Factional Strife in the Age of Frederick II
(Language: English)
Gianluca Raccagni, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Gianluca Raccagni, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Administration, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The ‘long 13th century’ was a period of sustained growth for northern Italian city communes, and their autonomy is generally considered one of their distinctive features. This session examines the impact and features of their interactions during that pivotal period by considering not only regional links, but also relationships with external powers, from the papacy to the holy roman emperors and the kings of Sicily.