The Endings of Early Medieval Kingdoms: Murder or Natural Causes?

Escalona, Julio (2016) The Endings of Early Medieval Kingdoms: Murder or Natural Causes? Reti Medievali Rivista, 17 (2). pp. 371-381. ISSN 1593-2214

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This short text presents reflections drawn from the essays collected in this special issue as well as from the debates of the Salamanca symposium where they originated. It does not purport to represent the authors’ ideas beyond what is strictly necessary for my argument. Firstly, I make a critical review of how political collapse is addressed in the different contributions, within a comparative perspective. Secondly, I suggest some theoretical approaches than can contribute to develop a comparative perspective on the endings of the early medieval kingdoms, based upon the notions of complexity, scale and agency.

Tipologia del documento: Articolo in rivista
Informazioni aggiuntive: Nella sezione monografica: "The collapse of the early medieval European kingdoms (8th-9th centuries)", a cura di Iñaki Martín Viso. - This text has been produced with support from the research project ref. HAR2013-47889- C3-2-P, funded by the Spanish government’s "Programa Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia".
Parole chiave: Polities, Political Collapse, Conquest, Complexity, Resilience, Political fragmentation, Scale, Agency, Comparative studies
Soggetto: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositato da: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Depositato il: 27 Dic 2016 16:36
Ultima modifica: 27 Dic 2016 16:36


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