Cefalù: l’assetto urbano in età medievale

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[automatically translated] The contribution traces the milestones of the urban history of Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily, with particular emphasis on age medieval. Construction of the cathedral at the hands of the Norman King Roger II (1131) brought about the re-establishment of the city, which will know in the next decades, under the bishop's lordship, a profound social and urban renaissance, whose characteristics will be maintained until the modern era. The other key component in the evolution of the city was the feudal aristocracy arrival, strong directing tolerance at sunset of the Swabian dynasty, he wore out the role of civitas Episcopal; In fact, since the middle of the thirteenth century they settled in Cefalu Ventimiglia, an important aristocratic family of Italian origin, the protagonist of a large part of the medieval history of Sicily.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIl tesoro delle città
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStrenna dell’associazione Storia della Città. VI 2008/2010

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Antista, G. (2011). Cefalù: l’assetto urbano in età medievale. In Il tesoro delle città (pp. 19-28). (Strenna dell’associazione Storia della Città. VI 2008/2010).