Academic journal article Parergon

Di Tullio, Matteo, the Wealth of Communities: War, Resources and Cooperation in Renaissance Lombardy

Academic journal article Parergon

Di Tullio, Matteo, the Wealth of Communities: War, Resources and Cooperation in Renaissance Lombardy

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di Tullio, Matteo, The Wealth of Communities: War, Resources and Cooperation in Renaissance Lombardy, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014; hardback; pp. 234; 26 b/w illustrations, 3 maps; R.R.P. 70.00 [pounds sterling]; ISBN 9781472442468.

Matteo di Tullio describes this study as 'a socioeconomic and local history of war' (p. 7). His aim is to look in great detail at the economic impact of warfare on a specific set of local communities and to determine the mechanisms with which they coped, in a collective sense, with the exigencies of invasion and the forced billeting of troops. The chosen region is an area of Lombardy contested by Milan, Venice, and foreign powers during the devastating Italian wars of the early sixteenth century. In attempting the reconstruction of community practices during times of crisis, the author hopes to use his case studies to illuminate general principles in 'microhistory' fashion but also to point out what was unique about the region of the Geradadda to the east of Milan.

The research is based on extensive investigation in the State Archives of Milan, in particular, and similar local sources. These archives are not without their problems as reorganisation and partial destruction over the years have made the early modern material difficult to collate. …

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