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Medieval Amalfi and its Diaspora, 800-1250

Patricia Skinner


‘Rich in gold and cloths’? This is the first full-length study of the history of medieval maritime republic of Amalfi that addresses both the internal political, social and economic history of Amalfi (as an independent city-state, under Norman rule and as part of the Kingdom of Sicily) and the history of its diaspora, those Amalfitans who left temporarily or permanently and whose activities contributed to the image of their home city as a thriving centre specialising in the luxury end of the market. In reuniting these two disparate strands of its history, the book argues that, instead of being ... More

Keywords: Medieval Italy, Amalfi, trade, kinship and family ties, Mediterranean communications, Byzantium, Islam, maritime republics, colonies, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Skinner, author
Wellcome Research Fellow in the History of Medicine, Swansea University