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Milites elegantes. Le strutture aristocratiche nel territorio lucchese (800-1100 c.)

  • Paolo Tomei,

Lucca occupies a special place in the history and historiography of the early Middle Ages in Italy and Europe. It was the heart of a political body of the Carolingian galaxy, namely the marque of Tuscia, which enjoyed exceptional success and remained vital throughout most of the 11th century. It is also one of the areas most accounted for in sources: the documentation on the Lucca area starting from the beginning of the 8th century is extraordinarily conspicuous and continuous. Hence the choice of this case study, to reflect again on overall historical transformations. This book starts from a systematic research on the documentary sources of Lucca, so wide that they are still largely unexplored, and aims at reconstructing the fundamental parameters that governed the functioning of a court society, and at following its transformation processes up to the noble and chivalric age. At the centre of the investigation lies the social segment which gradually assumed aristocratic features and a more defined profile of distinction, and promoted the foundation of castles in the countryside as well as the formation of territorial areas on which to exercise powers of command and coercion.

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Paolo Tomei

University of Pisa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3358-8336

Paolo Tomei (Barga, 1987) was awarded his doctorate at the University of Pisa and carried out research at the same university, as well as at the University of Siena. He is mostly interested in the processes of social differentiation and in the material and symbolic structures of power in the Italic kingdom between the 8th and 12th century, with specific reference to the Tuscan area.
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Book Title

Milites elegantes. Le strutture aristocratiche nel territorio lucchese (800-1100 c.)

Authors

Paolo Tomei

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

524

Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-936-2

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978-88-6453-935-5

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978-88-6453-936-2

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978-88-9273-019-9

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

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2704-6079

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