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Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean
Merchant Culture in the Region of Amalfi

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521284264

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  • An important trade centre in the Medieval Mediterranean, Amalfi and the surrounding region of southern Italy sustained strong art production and patronage from the eleventh through to the thirteenth centuries. Merchant patrons realised a wide variety of religious and residential complexes that were evocative of Byzantine, Islamic, Western, and local traditions. With the rise of the Angevin kingdom, a demise of this eclectic art tradition took place and by the fourteenth century, Amalfitan painting and sculpture reflected compromises between local and Neapolitan styles, demonstrating the erosion of its autonomy. Originally published in 2004, this book evaluates the Amalfitan art production in terms of moral, economic, and social structures, including investment strategies, anxieties about wealth and salvation, and southern Italy's diverse religious communities. Historiographical analyses and postcolonial models of interpretation offer further insight into Amalfitan art and its ever-shifting relationship to the visual cultures of sovereign authorities in southern Italy.

    • Introduces many previously unknown works from a neglected region and area of scholarship
    • Shows how mercantile culture and patronage is significant and sophisticated in an era earlier than previously acknowledged
    • Creates portrait of medieval society that mirrors contemporary concerns about globalisation, East/West, and Christian/non-Christian relations
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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521284264
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the art of mercatantia: medieval commerce and culture in southwest Italy
    1. The experience and politics of mercatantia
    2. Amalfitans at home: residential architecture and its Mediterranean syntheses
    3. Private and public in Amalfitan religious space
    4. Amalfi and the new metropolis: the decline of the art of mercatantia.

  • Author

    Jill Caskey, University of Toronto

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