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Focusing on questions that search to light up important facets of the Greek phenomenon, this contemporary historical past of Greece is equipped round topics comparable to politics, associations, society, ideology, overseas coverage, geography, and tradition. Making transparent their predilection for the foundations that encouraged the founding fathers of the Greek country, Koliopoulos and Veremis juxtapose those ideas to modern practices, and description the ensuing tensions in Greek society because it enters the hot millenium.

Challenging demonstrated notions and stereotypes that experience disfigured Greek heritage, Greece: a latest Sequel is intended to inspire a clean examine the rustic and its humans. within the method, a portrait of a brand new Greece emerges: smooth, assorted, and strong.

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Diocese and county We have already noted the powers which bishops exercised in the pre-communal period. These powers, conferred or delegated by monarchs, could benefit the citizenry at large. One example is the diploma granted by king Lothar II of Italy (r. 28 Thus bishops in their public capacity could promote the economic interests of the cities well before the latter had developed their own political institutions. 29 While it is true that up to AD 1000 bishops had often been citizens of their own sees and therewith the promoters of civic patriotism (which could embrace territorial ambitions),30 as the cities’ political maturity grew, the communes found their liberties clashing with the bishops’ prerogatives.

On the plains south of the city two Cistercian abbeys, Morimondo and Chiaravalle, were already agricultural improvers, but the true innovation was irrigation, which was undertaken by leading Milanese families alongside others from Pavia and Lodi. 67 But that was only half the story. Milan had no direct access to navigable waterways: it lay between the rivers Ticino and Adda, with the Po over thirty kilometres distant beyond Pavia. From the late twelfth century plans were drawn up to link the city to the Ticino by canal (perhaps initially for irrigation rather than transport).

1240–c. 1315) to have reached 200,000 by the 1280s, but more probably a maximum of 175,000, if all the suburbs are included),2 but teeming cities such as Brescia, Cremona, Verona, Padua, and Vicenza as well. 3 Alas, for our purposes, these figures are of little help (except to underline the contrast with other parts of Europe), since what we need to know is the rate of growth over such a long time-span, and more particularly when the fastest growth occurred. 18) rise across three-and-a-half centuries is, to say the least, hazardous.

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