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Vico Wallari – San Genesio ricerca storica e indagini archeologiche su una comunità del medio Valdarno inferiore fra alto e pieno medioevo

  • Edited by:
  • Federico Cantini,
  • Francesco Salvestrini,

The volume collects the reports presented during the study day held in San Miniato on December 1, 2007, dedicated to the historiographical investigation and to an assessment of the long archaeological research conducted on the site of San Genesio in the lower Valdarno, a village that witnessed settlement continuity from Antiquity to the middle thirteenth century and which was definitively abandoned following a violent destruction by the inhabitants of the nearby village od San Miniato al Tedesco. From written sources we know that the locality is renown for relevant political meetings and assemblies held there between the 11th and 12th centuries; these assemblies were destined to play a significant role in the wider context of municipal Tuscany. The inhabited area was brought to light during an almost ten-year excavation campaign that has provided very important results making it a very interesting case study. The volume is a comparison between historical and archaeological methodology and aims to highlight the great utility of interdisciplinary collaboration on the analysis of especially relevant samples. At the same time, it provides a first overall picture on the history of an abandoned centre offering a rich and exceptionally documented past, proposing a point of reference for other similar investigations intended to shed light on political events, on ecclesiastical institutions and on the dynamics of population in the Medieval Italy.

  • Keywords:
  • Storia,
  • Storia medievale,
  • Medioevo,
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Federico Cantini

University of Pisa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0586-7968

Francesco Salvestrini

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0756-2626

Francesco Salvestrini teaches Medieval History at the University of Florence; he deals in particular with the history of monasticism, the history of the municipal cities and the history of historiography. Among his main publications are: Libera città su fiume regale. Firenze e l'Arno dall'Antichità al Quattrocento, Firenze 2005; Disciplina caritatis (“Free city on a royal river. Florence and the Arno from Antiquity to the 15th century”). Il monachesimo vallombrosano tra Medioevo e prima età moderna, Roma 2008 (“Vallombrosan monasticism between the Middle Ages and the early modern age”). Federico Cantini is a researcher and professor of Christian and Medieval Archaeology at the University of Pisa. Among his works: Lo scavo archeologico di Montarrenti (Siena), 2003, Firenze (“The archaeological excavation of Montarrenti in Siena”); Archeologia urbana a Siena, 2005, Firenze (“Urban archaeology in Siena”); Firenze prima degli Uffizi. Lo scavo di via de' Castellani, 2007, Firenze (“Florence before the Uffizi. The excavation of via de’ Castellani”).
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 184
  • eISBN: 978-88-8453-598-6
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2010 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2010
  • eISBN: 978-88-9273-740-2
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2010 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 184
  • ISBN: 978-88-8453-595-5
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2010 Author(s)

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Vico Wallari – San Genesio ricerca storica e indagini archeologiche su una comunità del medio Valdarno inferiore fra alto e pieno medioevo


Federico Cantini, Francesco Salvestrini

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