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Sardinia from the Middle Ages to Contemporaneity

A case study of a Mediterranean island identity profile


Edited By Luciano Gallinari

The book offers a historical and methodological update of founding historical themes and moments, and a methodological review more than ever necessary of current interpretations of the History of Sardinia between the Early Middle Ages and the Modernity from an identitarian point of view. And that by means of a greater interaction between History, History of Art, Geography, Archaeology and Architecture.

Sardinia has been taken as a case study due to its island nature, with boundaries clearly determined by Geography and, moreover, by its extremely conservative nature. The authors’ aim is to provide scholars with new data and new reading keys to interpret Sardinian History and its Cultural Heritage. Both strongly conditioned by the permanence of Sardinia in Roman and Byzantine orbit, lato sensu, for more than a millennium (3rd c. b.C - 11th c. a.C) and by two other important elements: only about 80 years of a virtually irrelevant Vandalic domain and no Muslim lasting settlements throughout the High Middle Ages, not so far decisively confirmed by Archaeology.

Luciano Gallinari: Some criticalities on exegetical and methodological issues of researching the Sardinian identity profile – Frederica Sulas: Landscapes, archaeology, and identity in Sardinia – Luciano Gallinari: The Sardinian giudici between historical memory and identity. A matter of longue durée? – Alessandra Cioppi: The Catalan-Aragonese Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae and the Giudicato of Arborea in the fourteenth century – Esther Martí Sentañes: Oligarchies, urban government and royal cities in late medieval Sardinia: elements for the const, ruction of an identity – Giuseppe Seche: The Navarro family. Mediterranean networks and activities of a family of fifteenth-century Valencian merchants – Maria Giuseppina Meloni: Society and identity in fifteenth-century Cagliari testaments – Giovanni Sini: Reflections on the socio-political and cultural transmissions at the end of the Giudicato of Arborea: Identity-based resistance and (re)construction of historic memory? – Rafaella Pilo: The political role of noblewomen in the Kingdom of Sardinia at the time of the Camarasa Parliament (1666–1668): a preliminary study – Sebastiana Nocco: Passing through the Sardinian landscape in search of signs of identity and otherness – Andrea Pala: Figurative continuity and artistic syncretism in the wooden roofs of Romanesque churches in Sardinia – Jorge Lobos: «E pluribus unum. The Sardinian identity profile from the Middle Ages to Contemporaneity». Cultural architecture of the Sardinian territory – María Andrea Tapia/Horacio Casal: Architecture and globalisation in Sardinia. The construction of the identity in Contemporary Sardinia, through Architecture