Session1321
TitleFrontiers and Crossroads in Italy, IV: Borders, Rivers, and Rulers
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorItaly in Late Antiquity & the Early Middle Ages (ILAEMA), Amsterdam University Press
 
OrganiserClemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairFrancesca Dell'Acqua, Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale (DISPAC), Università degli Studi di Salerno
 
Paper 1321-a Marshes and Society: The Role of Delta and Lagoon Areas in Defining Northern Italian Frontiers
(Language: English)
Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Charters and Diplomatics; Maritime and Naval Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1321-b Borders and Defence of the Regnum Italiae: The Case of the Comitatus Leuci
(Language: English)
Andrea Mariani, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Local History; Military History; Technology
Paper 1321-c St Sylvester of Nonantola and the Fluvial System of the Eastern Po Valley
(Language: English)
Edoardo Manarini, Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Università degli Studi di Torino
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Ecclesiastical History; Historiography - Medieval; Law
 
AbstractThe papers in this session consider three specific case studies of the operation of frontiers and the challenges these brought to regnal and sub-regnal power and elite networks. Marco Panato frames his discussion of the role of the delta and the lagoon with reference to local communities on the ground. He highlights that contacts outside these frontier zones served to define borderlands, hinterlands, and community cohesion. Secondly, Andrea Mariani analyses the contexts over the longue durée of the comitatus Leuci who controlled one crucial area adjacent to the Lago di Como and the river Adda. Finally, Edoardo Manarini analyses the fluvial and hydrographic management of frontier zones by the influential Abbots of Nonantola.