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The Resource Governments of the universitates : urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Fabrizio Titone

Governments of the universitates : urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Fabrizio Titone

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Governments of the universitates : urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
Title
Governments of the universitates
Title remainder
urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Fabrizio Titone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Titone refutes established historiographic interpretations in a long-term analysis of urban institutional and social transformations in Sicily during the Late Middle Ages and shows how distinct chronological divisions do not apply to these local governments characterized by both marked experimentation and striking continuity. The urban communities' social and institutional deformities are brought to light along with the fact that intense communication among cities could produce common results. The pivotal role consistently played by the universitates in the affairs of the kingdom can be seen in the process of defining urban autonomy which often involved sovereign and community in interrelated decision making. Cities frequently oriented royal policy and this explains a unique feature of Sicilian pactism: a community might not implement a sovereign's concession even though it ensued from municipal solicitations. The period of validity for a privilege when requested by only certain groups was linked to maintenance of the local status quo. Opposition from excluded parties and a shift in the balance of power originally underlying royal assent to a petition often meant the concession would not be put into effect with no further central government involvement necessary." --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Titone, Fabrizio
Dewey number
945
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG867.34
LC item number
.T586 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SEUH
Series volume
21
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  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
Label
Governments of the universitates : urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Fabrizio Titone
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310395267
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9782503527574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)310395267
Label
Governments of the universitates : urban communities of Sicily in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Fabrizio Titone
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
310395267
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9782503527574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)310395267

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