7 February 2012
Mario Ascheri of the Faculty of Law, University of Rome will speak on
The Great Century of a City-State: Siena in the Thirteenth Century
Mario Ascheri is a most distinguished, prolific and versatile medievalist who has written authoritatively on the history of law, his main specialism, as well as on the political and cultural history of medieval Italy. He is particularly renowned for his work on the town and territory of Siena, which includes many critical editions of statutes, two general books and countless articles. In this talk he proposes to conduct a discussion with Daniel Waleys Siena and the Sienese in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge, 1991), and to raise broader questions about current approaches to the history of Italian city-states in the middle ages.
Lunch will be provided. All are welcome, but to help with catering please let Peter Denley know if you are planning to come (firstname.lastname@example.org).