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The Culture of Violence in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy
May 3-4, 2010
Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze
In collaboration with:
Society for Renaissance Studies

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

For years the Renaissance in Italy has been perceived through the eyes of
the Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt, largely due to his famous section
of The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860) entitled The state
as a work of art. He described Italian city-states as creators of genius
and talent forged in their enlightened political forms of government.
Even if many of the central conclusions of Burckhardts essay have long
been contested, Burckhardt's masterpiece has shaped the sense of our own
past and how our culture has developed from its Roman past to the
present. Research in the twentieth century has shown the reality of
Italian Renaissance to have been different. Italian sources suggest a
violent society through the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, a
society fostered by communal political struggle, revolts, and
conspiracies. This International Congress has the aim to investigate the
real identity of Italian society between 1200s and 1500s, were cruelty and
violence were coherent procedures for altering and settling differences in
social relationships and in power struggles.

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 (Universit di Teramo)

15:00 Andrea Zorzi (Universit di Firenze)
La Cultura della Vendetta nellItalia Comunale

15:30 Fabrizio Ricciardelli (Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze)
Violence and Repression in Late Medieval Italy

16:00 Ilaria Taddei (Universit di Grenoble II)
La memoria delloltraggio. 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 (Universit di Teramo)
Lemergere della Violenza. Mutamenti di prospettiva nellanalisi delle
rivolte della prima Et 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 (Universit degli studi di Milano)
Rivolte popolari a Milano (dal XIII al XV secolo)

10:30 Francesca Fantappi (Universit 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 (Universit di Toronto)
Rivolte popolari e cultura delle violenza nella Sicilia

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 (Universit di Siena) e Luca Mol (University of
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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