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Mediaeval Orvieto
The Political History of an Italian City-State 1157–1334


  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107621725

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  • Originally published in 1952, this study of the medieval Italian city of Orvieto details the growth and survival of the city in a time of great development and political upheaval. Waley charts the city's territorial disputes with the Papacy, the machinations of its various elites and the eventual downfall of its democracy in the face of conquest. This book will be of value to all scholars of medieval Italy in general and of Orvieto specifically.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107621725
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The commune's origins and the first extension of its rule (1157–98)
    2. Further expansion and an internal crisis (1198–1216)
    3. Consolidation: the last years of the Sienese alliance (1216–29)
    4. The first Sienese war (1229–40)
    5. A decade of imperial ascendancy (1240–50)
    6. The second Sienese war and the emergence of the Popolo (1250–60)
    7. A second period of Ghibelline predominance (1260–6)
    8. The Angevin domination (1266–80)
    9. Ranieri della Greca's Popolo (1280–92)
    10. Internal unity and a strong foreign policy (1292–1303)
    11. The defeat of the Ghibellines (1303–13)
    12. The rule of the five (1313–15)
    13. The Popolo of Poncello Orsini (1315–22)
    14. The nobles in control (1322–32)
    15. The crisis and Manno Monaldeschi's coup d'état (1332–4)
    Epilogue. Orvieto in the age of the tyrants
    Appendix 1. The councils
    Appendix 2. The government of the Contado
    Appendix 3. The origins of the Monaldeschi and Filippeschi
    Appendix 4. The career of Cardinal Theoderic
    Appendix 5. The Arti

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