THIS IS THE FIRST of a new publication format that combines searchable online and downloadable texts, online bibliographies and image galleries, interactive Google mapping and Google Earth views to produce an ongoing and robust presentation of current research into medieval Naples. It is a collaborative work among religious and cultural, art and literary historians. It combines the most current print and electronic formats and scholarly resources available.
THIS VOLUME TREATS the history of the city from late Antiquity to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Sources are drawn from the historical, economic, literary, artistic, religious and cultural life of the city from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Byzantine, Lombard, Norman, Hohenstaufen and Angevin periods.
TEXTS INCLUDE a wide variety of readings and visual materials: chronicles and histories; archival materials including accounts, tax, financial and commercial records, contracts, wills, notarial and government documents; poetry, romances, biographies and letters; liturgical and hagiographical texts; treatises on law, science, medicine, religion and philosophy; as well as examples of manuscript production, painting, architecture, and sculpture.
RESOURCES include photographs, video and sound, paintings, maps, drawings and engravings, ground plans and elevations.
THE EDITORS frame their selections with brief introductions that contextualize the texts, provide historiographical and interpretive analyses, full citations and links to online library holdings.
Illustrated, introductions, interactive map, bibliographies.
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