Family Power in Southern Italy: The Duchy of Gaeta and its Neighbours, 850-1139 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Family Power in Southern Italy: The Duchy of Gaeta and its Neighbours, 850-1139 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Patricia Skinner


This booklet seems at family-based political energy in 3 south Italian cities--Gaeta, Amalfi and Naples--and examines the ways that medieval households may be reconstructed and their relationships with one another studied. It analyzes the adjustments that happened in those towns, quite within the 11th century, and their reactions to the Norman conquest of southern Italy within the latter a part of the century. this is often the 1st comparative learn of the 3 towns and it truly is of certain relevance to ecu reports of the early medieval family members and kingdom buildings.

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