- Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series (Book 70)
- Hardcover: 410 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521870372
- ISBN-13: 978-0521870375
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,787,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy: Local Society, Italian Politics and the Abbey of Farfa, c.700-900 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) 1st Edition
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"As its title implies, this book deals with a rather broad issue on several levels and as such might appear at first blush to be somewhat overreaching. However, as a result of his superb research, impeccable organization and disciplined writing style, Marios Costambeys, a Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, has been able to synthesize enormous amounts of data into a coherent and insightful study that remains faithfully within the parameters of its main thesis."
Mary Watt, The Medieval Review
"The author's arrangement of the book is traditional and is based on themes familiar to early medieval historians, including authority and rulership, legal and political structures, kinship, power negotiation, foundations of ecclesiastical wealth, and so on. As such, it will appeal largely to historians of early medieval Europe, particularly those interested in northern Italy."
"...a very well researched and thought-provoking book."
William S. Monroe, Speculum
"... careful work of scholarship. Costambeys writes in a clear and engaging style while his arguments are based on sound methodological groundwork."
Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Offers a perspective on central Italy, an area of early medieval Europe where political developments held most significance for the future, and where the power and aspirations of Lombard kings, Byzantine emperors, the rising dynasty of Charlemagne and the popes overlapped.
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