IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1017: Early Medieval Milan: A Metropolis and Its Hinterland

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of Nottingham
Organiser:Michele Baitieri, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Roberta Cimino, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1017-aEarly Medieval Milan: Micro-Exchanges and the Formation of a Hinterland
(Language: English)
Ross Balzaretti, Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 1017-bLocal Priests in the Ecclesiastical Province of Milan, 9th and 10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Michele Baitieri, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

Milan in the Early Middle Ages remained the largest urban centre outside Rome in the Latin-speaking West. These papers explore the complex relationship between Milan as an economic, political, and ecclesiastical centre and its vast hinterland. Ross Balzaretti investigates how the dynamics of micro-level relations between groups and institutions in the countryside before the year 1000 sustained the conditions of urban life. Michele Baitieri examines the relations between centre and periphery in the ecclesiastical Province of Milan through the lens of local priests.