Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy Paperback

Local Society, Italian Politics and the Abbey of Farfa, C.700-900

by Marios Costambeys;


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Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy

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Founded around the beginning of the eighth century in the Sabine hills north of Rome, the abbey of Farfa was for centuries a barometer of social and political change in central Italy. Conventionally, the region's history in the early Middle Ages revolves around the rise of the papacy as a secular political power. But Farfa's avoidance of domination by the pope throughout its early medieval history, despite one pope's involvement in its early establishment, reveals that papal aggrandizement had strict limits. Other parties - local elites, as well as Lombard and then Carolingian rulers - were often more important in structuring power in the region. Many were also patrons of Farfa, and this book reveals how a major ecclesiastical institution operated in early medieval politics, as a conduit for others' interests, and a player in its own right.

Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy by Marios Costambeys was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2011. The ISBN for Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy is 9780521178303.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2011)
Weight600g
Number of Pages410
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521178303
ISBN-100521178304
Product Code3952947
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