Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy 0691177740, 9780691177748

Medieval Italian communes are known for their violence, feuds, and vendettas, yet beneath this tumult was a society preo

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Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy
 0691177740,  9780691177748

Table of contents :
List of Illustrations ix
Abbreviations xi
A Note on Translation, Names, Dating, and Currency xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Preface xix
Introduction 1
CHAPTER 1. Preaching, Penance, and Peacemaking in the Age of the Commune 22
CHAPTER 2. Pax et Concordia 61
CHAPTER 3. Pax est Pactum 87
CHAPTER 4. Feud, Vendetta, and the End of Exile 129
CHAPTER 5. Picturing Peace: Rituals and Remembrance 159
Conclusion 204
Epilogue 217
Bibliography of Works Cited 223
Index 243

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