The vocabulary of groups in eleventh-century Mantua

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Abstract

Imperial charters issued to the cities of Italy in the eleventh and early twelfth century have been studied extensively for their presentation of social groups and the interaction of these groups with the imperial court. However, these studies have generally overlooked the role of these documents as political rhetoric. This paper argues that the terms and phrasing used to describe the people of Mantua in the imperial charters of the eleventh century were chosen for their political and ideological power, not for their ability to indicate a concrete social group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-477
JournalEarly Medieval Europe
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Italy
  • eleventh century
  • twelfth century
  • Mantua

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Vol. 24, No. 4, 05.10.2016, p. 448-477.

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