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The Seigneurial Transformation – Power Structures and Political Communication in the Countryside of Central and Northern Italy, 1080-1130 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Seigneurial Transformation: Power Structures and Political Communication in the Countryside of Central and Northern Italy, 1080-1130

Alessio Fiore

Abstract

The aim of this book is to discuss the transformation of the fabric of power in the kingdom of Italy in the period between the late eleventh century and the early twelfth century. The study analyses the major socio-political change of this period, the crisis of royal and public structures and the development of seigneurial powers, using as a standpoint the structures of power over men and land, and the discourses about the exercise of local power. The analysis is conducted over a broad geographical space (central and northern Italy), focusing on a few decades around year 1100, showing a sharp ... More

Keywords: lordship, feudal revolution, political languages, medieval history, social history, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825746.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessio Fiore, author
Lecturer of Medieval History, University of Turin

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