22-2 - M20018September2008 Lecture6

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M200- 18 September 2008 Lecture 6 *No overhead notes during today’s class- computer not working* Most important cities in Lombard Kingdom Bergamo, Ravenna, Verona, Padova, Milano, Pavia  (Primary capital of Lombard  state) What’s similar about all these cities?  They’re all in the North Why?  First area to be settled by Lombards (Never really dominated the  South) Lombards were very militaristic, just like the Carolingian Franks North was also important because of the Po Valley  (agricultural production) Proximity to the sea- easy to keep large groups of people in cities  supplied Allows access and egress (in and out) easily What’s missing?  Rome-  curious absence of place that’s representative of the old  empire Define the Lombard state up until 774 560/568  Alboin to 774 Charlemagne invades in 773/774  and laid siege to Verona and Pavia Hesitantly declared himself king Is the Lombard state a kingdom? More a collection of duchies  (dukedoms) described by Paul the Deacon Duchies Dukes come to the aid of the king when the peninsula/state was threatened Usually, the state got through threats by paying tributaries , collected/more  donated from the Dukes/Duchies Lombards were great negotiators Duchies were more autonomous states (acted more like a confederation  than an  actual country with a king) Foundations of the Italian city-states  are here
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