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5/3/2011 to 5/4/2011
When: 5/3/2011
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The Culture of Violence in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy

May 3-4, 2010

Villa Le Balze – Via Vecchia Fiesolana, 26 - Fiesole

In collaboration with:

Society for Renaissance Studies

Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze Via Vecchia Fiesolana, 26 - Fiesole

May 3 – Afternoon

14:30 Welcoming Remarks: Fabrizio Ricciardelli

(Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze)

Session I Violence as a Form of Political Resolution

Chair: Marcello Fantoni (Università di Teramo)

15:00 Andrea Zorzi (Università di Firenze)

La Cultura della Vendetta nell'Italia Comunale

15:30 Fabrizio Ricciardelli (Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze)

Violence and Repression in Late Medieval Italy

16:00 Ilaria Taddei (Università di Grenoble II)

La memoria dell'oltraggio. Rituali di guerra nell'Italia comunale

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Samuel Kline Cohn Jr. (University of Glasgow)

Repression of Popular Revolt in Late Medieval and early Modern Italy

17:30 Francesco Benigno (Università di Teramo)

L'emergere della Violenza. Mutamenti di prospettiva nell'analisi delle rivolte della prima Età Moderna

18:00 Discussion

19:30 Dinner at Villa Le Balze (for speakers only)

May 4 – Morning

Session II Violence and Revolts

Chair: John E. Law (Swansea University – Society of Renaissance Studies)

09:30 Carlo Taviani (Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)

Paci violente. Lo strumento della pax nelle rivolte: Genova (1506) e Roma (1511).

10:00 Paolo Grillo (Università degli studi di Milano)

Rivolte popolari a Milano (dal XIII al XV secolo)

10:30 Francesca Fantappiè (Università Cattolica di Milano)

Cultura popolare e violenza pubblica a Firenze nel Cinquecento

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Alizah Holstein

The Revolt of Cola di Rienzo

12:00 Fabrizio Titone (Università di Toronto)

Rivolte popolari e cultura delle violenza nella Sicilia tardo-medievale

12:30 Discussion

13:00 Buffet Lunch at Villa Le Balze

May 4 – Afternoon

Sessione III Violence and Social Movements

Chair: Stefano U. Baldassarri (The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai)

15:00 Patrick Lantschner (Oxford University)

The Negotiation of Coalitions and the Pluralistic Order of Politics: The Culture of

Conflict in Late Medieval Bologna and Beyond

15:30 Matteo Duni (Syracuse University, Florence)

Witchcraft and Revolt

16:00 Christine Shaw (Swansea University)

Popular Resistance to Military Occupation during the Italian Wars

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Franco Franceschi (Università di Siena) e Luca Molà (University of Warwick)

La violenza nei rapporti di lavoro: i casi di Firenze e Venezia nel Rinascimento

17:30 John E. Law (Swansea University) Violence and the Retention of Signorial Power in

Late Medieval Italy

18:00 Discussion

18:30 Closing Remarks: Samuel Cohn Jr. (University of Glasgow)

19:00 Dinner at Villa Le Balze

(for speakers only)

Organizers: Fabrizio Ricciardelli , Samuel Cohn Jr.

Administrator at Villa Le Balze:

Simona Mocali- Georgetown University – smocali@villalebalze.org

Admission free

Reservation required for May 4th buffet lunch only

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