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Wickham, Chris 1950-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 498 publications in 5 languages and 11,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Publishing director, Other, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: CB351, 940.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Wickham
The inheritance of Rome : a history of Europe from 400 to 1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Chris Wickham defies conventional views of the "Dark Ages" in European history with a work of rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham argues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. Far from being a "middle" period between more significant epochs, this age has much to tell us in its own right about the progress of culture and the development of political thought. Wickham focuses on a world still profoundly shaped by Rome, which encompassed peoples ranging from Goths, Franks, and Vandals to Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings. Digging deep into each culture, Wickham constructs a vivid portrait of a vast and varied world stretching from Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean--the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created.--From publisher description
Early medieval Italy : central power and local society, 400-1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Presents a picture of the history of Italy between 400 and 1000, probably the six centuries least known in all Italian history"--Page 4 of cover
Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 by Chris Wickham( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Framing the early middle ages Chris Wickham links documentary and archaeological evidence together, and creates a comparative history of the period 400-800. He sets out thematic analysis of each of the regions of the latest Roman and immediately post-Roman world, from Denmark to Egypt. The book concentrates on classic socio-economic themes: states and their funding, the wealth and identity of the aristocracy, estate management, peasant society, rural settlement, cities, and exchange. These are discussed region by region, in a way not attempted before. Wickham argues that, without this, the broader development of Europe and the Mediterranean cannot be properly understood."--Jacket
Framing the past : the historiography of German cinema and television( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, media specialists have engaged in a variety of projects that address many questions concerning the historiography of film and television. Through their discussions they have reassessed conventional histories of cinema, examined the influence of cinematic and television narration in constructing history, and contemplated the role of media in historical development
Social memory by James Fentress( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perspective, the philosophy and the psychology of remembering and the ways in which events are narrated are used to help work out how remembering and talking define societies in circumstances as diverse as medieval France and Iceland and contemporary Brazil and South Wales
The mountains and the city : the Tuscan Appennines in the early Middle Ages by Chris Wickham( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the winner of the American Historical Association Marraro Prize, 1988. "The Mountains and the City" is a rare discussion in English of the history of a region of Europe, a genre common in other countries but undeveloped in Britain. The book deals with two mountain valleys in Tuscany from the eight to the twelfth century, with some examination of their future progress into the sixteenth. It charts their internal social and economic development and their links with the emerging world of the Italian city states. The importance of the book is in its stress on the small-scale society of the mountains; on the relation of local society to its geographical environment; and, above all, in its concern to see society from below, through the activities of local people, rather than through the interests of their masters. In its focus on local interaction, this is one of the few anthropological studies of medieval history that has yet been written
Courts and conflict in twelfth-century Tuscany by Chris Wickham( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelfth century in Italy is seen as a period of major institutional and political changes: the origin of the communes, and of the Norman state in the south. It is also the period of the 'rediscovery' of Roman law and the fast development of canon law, both of which were spearheaded in Italy. But the exact content of these major shifts is considerably less clear. Arguably, the twelfth century in the north and centre of Italy was the period of the weakest political structures in the whole period from 700 to the present; the early city states were uncertain entitiies for a long time, operating with very ad hoc procedures. But people had to live their lives in this framework nonetheless; one of the best sorts of evidence we have is records of court proceedings, which begin to survive above all in the second half of the century. This book looks at the world of the slowly crystallising city states through the experience of ordinary people disputing with each other: what remedies did they use? what strategies?; I argue here that they used the developing patterns of the communes, and also those of law, entirely pragmatically, selecting the parts of them that fitted best with their own assumptions about how to act in public, which were not necessarily those of the theorists. The book focuses on three cities in Tuscany: Lucca, Pisa, and Florence, and shows how people in each of these cities reacted differently to the social changes of the period. Throughout Tuscany, people - including judges -paid much attention to how violent public acts could legitimate public claims to rights, and were experts in the etiquette and meaning of such acts. Seen through this legal-anthropological analysis, the social history of the period looks very different
Rodney Hilton's Middle Ages : an exploration of historical themes( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, based on original research, is an exploration of the sort of themes which Rodney Hilton worked on, in the light of recent research: particularly lord-peasant relationships, revolts, and urban/commercial development. It aims at summing up where these themes are at present and where they will go in the future. The volume was edited by Christopher Dyer, Peter Coss and Chris Wickham
Community and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany : the origins of the rural commune in the plain of Lucca by Chris Wickham( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focussing on local and regional studies of village communities as a way of understanding medieval European history, this book centres on a group of villages around Lucca and studies their social and political structures
The Long eighth century by Inge Lyse Hansen( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City and countryside in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays presented to Philip Jones by Trevor Dean( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together challenging new essays from some of the leaders in Italian scholarship in three countries, to show the range of work that is currently being done not only on Florence but also on Naples, Ferrara and Lucca and on the relationship between cities and countryside
Marxist history-writing for the twenty-first century( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date. As the challenge of more recent events shows, however, history has not stopped and historical change continues to need explanation. There is still plenty of space for structural analysis of how history in all periods develops, and a Marxism un-linked to the Soviet past offers to many the most rigorous of these approaches. This volume explores from a wide variety of perspectives what Marxism has done for history-writing and what it can, or cannot, still do. Eight prominent historians and social scientists give their perspectives, both from Marxist and from non-Marxist positions, on the current state of history and what role Marxist analysis has in it. The volume is an important contribution to current historical debates, and will be of essential interest to historians and social scientists, and all those interested in how to explain history and politics
Land and power : studies in Italian and European social history, 400-1200 by Chris Wickham( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Rome : stability and crisis of a city, 900-1150 by Chris Wickham( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesn't merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint; instead, it engages in studies of the city's processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past, seeking to unravel the complexities of Roman cultural identity, including its urban economy, social history as seen across the different strata of society, and the articulation between the city's regions. This new approach serves to underpin a major reinterpretation of Rome's political history in the era of the 'reform papacy', one of the greatest crises in Rome's history, which had a resonance across the entire continent. This book is the most systematic analysis ever made of two and a half centuries of Rome's history, one which saw centuries of stability undermined by external crisis and the long period of reconstruction which followed
Le marché de la terre au Moyen âge( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was in den alten Büchern steht-- : neue Interpretationen von der Aufklärung zur Moderne : Festschrift für Reinhold Grimm( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: 1. Drei Gedichte von Angelika Jakob ; 2. Zur Kultur- und Literaturtheorie ; 3. Interkulturelle Themen ; 4. Zu Einzelwerken und Autoren
The inheritance of Rome : illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000 by Chris Wickham( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and enlightening look at Europe's so-called Dark Ages Defying the conventional Dark Ages view of European history between A.D. 400 and 1000, award-winning historian Chris Wickham presents The Inheritance of Rome, a work of remarkable scope and rigorous yet accessible scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of new material and featuring a thoughtful synthesis of historical and archaeological approaches, Wickham agues that these centuries were critical in the formulation of European identity. From Ireland to Constantinople, the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the narrative constructs a vivid portrait of the vast and varied world of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Arabs, Saxons, and Vikings. Groundbreaking and full of fascinating revelations, The Inheritance of Rome offers a fresh understanding of the crucible in which Europe would ultimately be created
Constructing Heimat in postwar Germany : longing and belonging by Chris Wickham( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century by Chris Wickham( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalking into a new world reveals how the development of the autonomous city-state took place, which would in the end make possible the robust civic adventure of the renaissance
The Langobards before the Frankish conquest : an ethnographic perspective by Conference on studies in historical archaeoethnology( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (253)

Italian (25)

French (12)

German (5)

Spanish (3)

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Early medieval Italy : central power and local society, 400-1000Framing the early Middle Ages : Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800Social memoryThe mountains and the city : the Tuscan Appennines in the early Middle AgesCourts and conflict in twelfth-century TuscanyCommunity and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany : the origins of the rural commune in the plain of LuccaThe Long eighth centuryCity and countryside in late medieval and Renaissance Italy : essays presented to Philip Jones